Oyewole OO

Dr, Department of Physiotherapy, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Body Size Perceptions and Weight Status of Adults in a Nigerian Rural Community
    Author(s): Akinpelu AO, Oyewole OO* and Adekanla BA

    Background: Overweight and obesity are now recognized worldwide as increasing public health problems throughout the life course and wrong perception of one’s body size may reduce the motivation for an overweight person to lose weight. Aim: This study was conducted to investigate how Nigerian rural dwellers perceive their body size and how their perception agrees with their body mass index (BMI). Subjects and Methods: A cross‑sectional sample of 183 adults living in a rural community, South‑West Nigeria was randomly recruited into the study. Their verbal and visual body size perceptions were assessed through structured questions and body images. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Results: Thirty‑five percent (64/183) of participants were classified as either overweight or obese by BMI. More than half of the particip.. Read More»

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