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echanisms underlying weight status and healthcare avoidance in omen : A study of weight stigma , body-related shame and guilt , and ealthcare stress

  title={echanisms underlying weight status and healthcare avoidance in omen : A study of weight stigma , body-related shame and guilt , and ealthcare stress},
  author={L. Mensingera and Tracy L. Tylkab and Margaret E. Calamaria},
Studies show that women with high BMI are less likely than thinner women to seek healthcare. We aimed to determine the mechanisms linking women’s weight status to their healthcare avoidance. Women (N = 313) were surveyed from a U.S. health-panel database. We tested a theory-driven model containing multiple stigma and body-related constructs linking BMI to healthcare avoidance. The model had a good fit to the data. Higher BMI was related to greater experienced and internalized weight stigma… Expand

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