C. Barr Taylor

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  • Effects of a body image curriculum for college students on improved body image INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS Springer, E. A., Winzelberg, A. J., Perkins, R., Taylor, C. B. 1999; 26 (1): 13-20

    Abstract:

    This study evaluated the effects of an undergraduate body image course, "Body Traps: Perspectives on Body Image," on decreasing body dissatisfaction, weight concern, and disordered eating behaviors.Twenty-four undergraduate females enrolled in the body image course. Measures of body image and disordered eating patterns were assessed at baseline and at postintervention.Subjects significantly decreased the frequency and severity of their body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. No changes in body mass index or global self-esteem were observed.This is the first investigation to demonstrate that a formal, academic course can result in the reduction of both attitudinal and behavioral eating disorder risk factors. Future controlled studies need to be undertaken to substantiate this effect.

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