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2014, 9(1): 39-46 Back to browse issues page
Nutritional attitudes versus subjective norm fitness among female college students in Hamadan University of Medical Sciences
F Ahmadzadeh, M Mirzaei Alavijeh, F Jalilian, F Zinat Motlagh, N Khosravi, SH Emdadi , N Hatamzadeh
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Background and Objectives: A major health problem in young women is eating disorders that have detrimental nutritional and psychological effects. This study determined the prevalence of abnormal eating attitudes and correlated them with subjective norms for fitness among female college students. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 231 female college students at Hamadan University of Medical Sciences subjects were randomly selected in proportion to size for participation in this study by the faculty of the university. A self-reporting questionnaire comprising sections on demographics, eating attitudes and subjective fitness norms was used to collect data, which was analyzed using SPSS-21. Results: It was found that about 21.6% of participants showed abnormal eating attitudes. These attitudes had significant relationships with the use of laxatives, weight loss dieting, diet pills, and weight (p < 0.05). Eating attitudes also showed a significant relationship with subjective fitness norms (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The prevalence of abnormal eating attitudes is high. It is necessary to educate young women about the negative effects of eating disorders on overall health and fitness using appropriate channels of communication. Keywords: Eating attitudes, Subjective norms, Female college student
Keywords: Eating attitudes, Subjective norms, Female college student
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nutrition
Received: 2014/04/27 | Accepted: 2014/04/27 | Published: 2014/04/27
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Ahmadzadeh F, Mirzaei Alavijeh M, Jalilian F, Zinat Motlagh F, Khosravi N, Emdadi S et al . Nutritional attitudes versus subjective norm fitness among female college students in Hamadan University of Medical Sciences . Iranian Journal of Nutrition Sciences & Food Technology. 2014; 9 (1) :39-46
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