Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Body image

Association of Body Image Perception and Nutritional Status in School Children of Uttarakhand

Dr. Vishal Kaushik, Dr. Pramod Kumar Singh Yadav, Dr. Rajan Mohan, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dr. Nilansha Rai

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2023, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 1974-1978

School-going age is full of challenges when it comes to growth and puberty. Anthropometric measurements including body mass index (BMI) remain the most popular methods to assess the nutritional status of children. On the other hand, body image is a complex term and includes how we perceive, think, and act toward our bodies. This study was undertaken to determine the association between body image perception and nutritional status in students of independent schools. 
Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out on 402 students of the middle and secondary stage (class 6-12) attending independent schools in Dehradun, India. An interview method was used to collect the data on their body image followed by a physical examination and nutritional assessment.
Results: 63.18% of students (n=254) were having normal BMI, 2.24% (n=9) were underweight, 26.62% (n=107) were overweight and 7.96% (n=32) were found to be obese. 25.62% (n=103) of students had an accurate perception of their body image when compared to their BMI. On the contrary, 74.38% (n=299) of students were observed with inaccurate perceptions of their current height and body weight. 
Conclusion:In this present study, we could conclude that the majority of the students were not aware of their current weight and height. Also, the majority had a false perception of their body image as compared to their weight/ BMI. 

Relationship Between Body Image And Self-Esteem By Using Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) And Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale Among Undergraduate Dental Students.

Gayatri DeviR, Saravana kumar, Karnati Praveen Kumar Reddy, Priyank Seth, Wai Mar Lin, Ramasamy Chidambaram .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 2705-2711

Self-esteem is very crucial in one’s emotional well-being. This study was based on the investigation of the relationship between the body image and self-esteem undergraduate dental students in Chennai. In this study, a total of 200 students was selected by convenience sampling from undergraduate dental students between the age group of 17 to 23 years, who study in Chennai through online google form questionnaire. Two sets of questionnaires were used: Body Shape Questionnaire[BSQ]-16B and Rosenberg self-esteem scale. In BSQ-16B, the scale ranges from never to always and in Rosenberg self-esteem questionnaire, which was based on the Likert Scale, ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. SPSS version 22 [IBM cooperative] software was used for statistical analysis to evaluate the results. It indicated that the correlation coefficient value (r value) between the BSQ scores and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale scores was -0.373 that is a negative relationship between the BSQ scores and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale scores. As this study was done in late adolescence during their undergraduate study period more surveys with middle-aged group people and / or elderly subjects could thus possibly add up a remarkable quantity of knowledge to the outcomes of this project