The Role Of Eating Attitude On Obesity-Related Eating Behavior In Overweight And Obese Women Of Urmia In 2012
Background And Aim
Identifying obesity-related eating behavior predictors especially in women، who have a key role in their family''s food basket، has a great importance in the prevention of obesity. The purpose of the present study is to determine the role of eating attitude on obesity-related eating behavior in overweight and obese women in Urmia.
Materials And Methods
The present descriptive-analytical study was performed on 100 overweight or obese women covered by Shahid Nikkhah and No. 13 Health Centers in Urmia. Sampling was conducted through c onvenience method and women with a BMI equal to or more than 25 (kg/m2) were selected. Following their informed consent، they completed the questionnaires about demographic characteristics، attitude، and food behavior checklist. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS software version 18 and descriptive and inferential statistics (Chi-square، analysis of variance and regression) at 0. 05 significance level.
The result confirmed that there was a significant relationship between attitude and poor، average and good eating behavior groups of women (p=0. 003). Regression analysis revealed a positive and significant relationship between eating behavior and attitude scores (p=0. 004، r=0. 285). Also، prediction of observed distribution in eating behavior was confirmed by age، anthropometric indices and demographic factors in addition to eating attitude.
The study results confirmed the predictive role of eating attitude on obesity-related eating behavior. Therefore، it is recommended that correction of eating attitude be emphasized in the promotion of healthy eating behavior.
Payavard Salamat, Volume:8 Issue:6, 2015
464 - 477  
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