• Influencia de los medios de comunicación y el riesgo de padecer trastornos de la conducta alimentaria en escolares mujeres en Lima, Perú - 2014

      Mayta-Tristan, Percy; Lazo Montoya, Yessenia; Quenaya Quenaya, Alejandra Patricia (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2015-04-01)
      Objective: Evaluate association between the mass media influence and the eating disorders risk in female students from Lima, Peru, 2014. Methodology: We performed a cross-sectional study in three schools in La Victoria District, Lima, Peru. Risk of eating disorders was measure with the “Eating Attitudes Test (EAT 26)” and the mass media influence with the “Sociocultural Attitudes towards Appearance Questionnaire-3 (SATAQ-3)” its categorized with tertiles in the global score and their sub scales (information access, pressure, general and athletic internalization). We calculated adjusted prevalence ratios (aPR) for eating disorder risk. Results: 483 participants were included; the mean age was 14 ± 3 years old, 13.9% had risk of eating disorders according to EAT-26. The students who are more influenced by the mass media (upper tertile of SATAQ-3) had more probability to have a risk of TCA (aPR: 4.24; 95CI: 2.10-8.56), those who have greater access to information (aPR: 1.89; 95CI: 1.09-3.25), higher pressure (aPR: 4.97; 95CI: 2.31-10.69), those who presented higher general internalization (aPR: 5.00; 95CI: 2.39-10.43) and who showed higher degree of athletic internalization (aPR: 4.35; 95CI: 2.19-8.66). Conclusion: The greater influence of the mass media is associate with more probability of eating disorders risk in female students from Lima.
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