ResumoO objetivo deste estudo foi conduzir uma revisão da literatura para identificar escalas utilizadas para avaliar a imagem corporal entre mulheres na meia idade, e se estas foram validadas para esta população. Conduziu-se uma busca na Scopus - 1995 e 2011 sendo incluídos 39 artigos. A escala Objectified Body Consciousness foi a única escala validada para mulheres na meia idade. Com exceção da OBC, nenhum dado foi publicado sobre a validade de escalas para avaliação da imagem corporal entre mulheres na meia idade, existindo escassez de dados relacionando essas variáveis nesta população. Para evitar erros de avaliação e interpretações errôneas dos dados considerando utilização de medidas inapropriadas, sugere-se que as escalas disponíveis sejam validadas antes de serem aplicadas nesta população.
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