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Avaliação da imagem corporal entre mulheres na meia idade: validade das escalas


Imagem corporal. Meia-idade. Estudos de validação.

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CAETANO, Aletha; TAVARES, Maria da Consolação; MCCABE, Marita; RICHIARDELLI, Lina. Avaliação da imagem corporal entre mulheres na meia idade: validade das escalas. Conexões, Campinas, SP, v. 10, n. 3, p. 172–202, 2012. DOI: 10.20396/conex.v10i3.8637653. Disponível em: Acesso em: 18 maio. 2024.


O 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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