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The influence of health concern, the quest for pleasure and body dissatisfaction in women food choice

Grant number: 11/04464-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nutrition
Principal researcher:Sonia Tucunduva Philippi
Grantee:Priscila Koritar
Home Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Introduction: Food choice process receives multiple influences, and can highlight the concern for health, the pleasure obtained through diet and the body dissatisfaction as important determinants of food consumption, and may also act as precipitating factor and maintainers of eating disorders. Objectives: To assess how the health concern and the seeking for pleasure through the diet differ between healthy and eating disorders women in the process of food choice and to evaluate how body dissatisfaction affects the preoccupation with health and sensory characteristics on food choice in healthy and eating disorders women. Materials and Methods: A sample of female university students and female patients over eating disorders treatment (18-40 years-old) will be invited to respond the Health and Taste Attitudes Scale - HTAS, the Figure Rating Scales for Brazilian Adults, the Food Frequency Questionnaire - FFQ and the Eating Attitudes Test - EAT-26. The Health sub-scales of HTAS were translated into Portuguese and met equivalence of concept and scale, while the Taste sub-scales will be subject to cross-cultural adaptation (conceptual, item and semantic equivalence) and it will be assessed on internal consistency and reproducibility. The group of university students and patients with eating disorders will be compared by Welch's test. The influence of body dissatisfaction will be evaluated through an analysis of variance. The influence of HTAS score and body dissatisfaction in the frequency of food consumption will be assessed through logistic regression.

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Scientific publications
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KORITAR, PRISCILA; PHILIPPI, SONIA TUCUNDUVA; ALVARENGA, MARIE DOS SANTOS. Attitudes toward health and taste of food among women with bulimia nervosa and women of a non-clinical sample. APPETITE, v. 113, p. 172-177, JUN 1 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
Academic Publications
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KORITAR, Priscila. Attitudes regarding food health and taste and body image among women. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Saúde Pública São Paulo.

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