Weight-related body image concerns among 18-24-year-old women in Canada and India: an empirical comparative study.

@article{Gupta2001WeightrelatedBI,
  title={Weight-related body image concerns among 18-24-year-old women in Canada and India: an empirical comparative study.},
  author={Madhulika A. Gupta and Santosh Kumar Chaturvedi and Praful C. Chandarana and Andrea M. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={
          193-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Sociocultural factors are important in the pathogenesis of eating disorders. We examined some core (DSM IV) features of eating disorders, i.e., drive for thinness and dissatisfaction with the weight of the abdomen, hips, and thighs among women in Canada and India. METHODS A total of 65 Canadian (mean+/-S.D. age: 21.4+/-2.0 years) and 47 Indian (mean+/-S.D. age: 18.7+/-4.1 years) women completed the Drive for Thinness (DT) and Body Dissatisfaction (BD) subscales of the Eating… CONTINUE READING

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