Relationship between body mass index and women's body image, self-esteem and eating behaviours in pregnancy: a cross-cultural study.

  title={Relationship between body mass index and women's body image, self-esteem and eating behaviours in pregnancy: a cross-cultural study.},
  author={Netalie Shloim and Marion M. Hetherington and Mary C. J. Rudolf and Richard G. Feltbower},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  volume={20 4},
This study examined the relationship between self-esteem, restrained eating, body image and body mass index during pregnancy. A total of 110 pregnant Israeli and UK women completed the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Questionnaire, the Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire, scales to assess body image and demographics. Body mass index was calculated from antenatal records. Regression modelling determined the relationship between variables, countries and body mass index categories. High correlations were… CONTINUE READING
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