Daniel Saldanha

Department of Psychiatry, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical Collge, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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  • Original Article   
    The Relationship of Eating Disorders Risk with Body Mass Index, Body Image and Self-Esteem among Medical Students
    Author(s): Bhushan Chaudhari*, Abhinav Tewari, Jyotsna Vanka, Saurav Kumar and Daniel Saldanha

    Background: Eating disorders are rapidly increasing in young population. College students, particularly medical students have shown vulnerability for developing eating disorders. Different sociodemographic factors, BMI, body image and self-esteem have complex interaction with eating disorders risk. However, there has been very little research exploring these relationships in Indian population. Aim: To evaluate relationship of sociodemographic factors, BMI, body image and self-esteem with eating disorders risk. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 193 medical students with the help of semi structured proforma consisting of sociodemographic information, self-reported height and weight to calculate BMI, Body Shape Questionnaire 16-item Short Form (BSQ-16) to assess perceived body im.. Read More»

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