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Novel Techniques in Nutrition and Food Science

Body Image of Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic at a Private School in Fortaleza–CE

Submission: March 17, 2023;Published: June 23, 2023

Volume7 Issue2
June , 2023


Abstract: The present study aims to investigate the perception of body image in the period of the COVID-19 pandemic of adolescent students.
Methods: Using a cross-sectional, quantitative, descriptive and analytical study as a methodological approach. For data collection, the Body Image Questionnaire (BSQ) and the socioeconomic questionnaire (PENSE) were used. The sample of this research consisted of 67 students from a private school in Fortaleza-CE, high school students, aged between fifteen and eighteen years. Data were tabulated and analyzed using the Microsoft Excel program.
Result: 38(56.71%) subjects were free from body dissatisfaction, 12(17.91%) had mild dissatisfaction, 8(11.94%) had moderate dissatisfaction, while 9(13.43%) had severe dissatisfaction. In the different levels of body dissatisfaction, the highest proportions prevail in female adolescents (20.71%).
Conclusion: The results indicated become relevant with regard to dissatisfaction with body image in adolescents, with females being the most dissatisfied with their body image.

Keywords:Young people; Students; SARS-COV-2; Body identity

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