Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136763
Title:
Eating concerns and media influences in an Irish adolescent context.
Authors:
McNicholas, Fiona; Lydon, Alma; Lennon, Ruth; Dooley, Barbara
Affiliation:
Department of Child Psychiatry, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin12, Ireland. Fiona.mcnicholas@sjog.ie
Citation:
Eating concerns and media influences in an Irish adolescent context. 2009, 17 (3):208-13 Eur Eat Disord Rev
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Journal:
European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association
Issue Date:
May-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/136763
DOI:
10.1002/erv.916
PubMed ID:
19253903
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=19253903
Abstract:
EPICA is the first large-scale Irish study of a school-going population examining the impact of media influences on eating attitudes.; Students were screened using the EAT-26, EDI-III and a study-specific questionnaire. A sub-sample of parents' views was included.; Three thousand and thirty-one students (mean age 14.74) and 56 parents enrolled. The majority (71.4%) of adolescents felt adversely affected by media portrayal of body weight and shape, with more than a quarter (25.6%) believing it to be 'far too thin'. A significant correlation between media impact and high EAT scores (chi2 = 450.78, df = 2, p < 0.05) and EDI-III scores (chi2 = 387.51, df = 4, p < 0.05) was demonstrated. Parents also view media portrayal as too thin (94.7%), less than half are adversely affected by it (49.2%) but the majority (71.9%) believe their children to be.; Media portrayal of body weight and shape is correlated with eating psychopathology and may affect adolescents more than adults. School psycho-educational programmes and media policies are urgently needed to minimise any detrimental effect.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Objective: EPICA is the first large-scale Irish study of a school-going population examining the impact of media influences on eating attitudes. Method: Students were screened using the EAT-26, EDI-III and a study-specific questionnaire. A sub-sample of parents’ views was included. Results: Three thousand and thirty-one students (mean age 14.74) and 56 parents enrolled. The majority (71.4%) of adolescents felt adversely affected by media portrayal of body weight and shape, with more than a quarter (25.6%) believing it to be ‘far too thin’. A significant correlation between media impact and high EAT scores (x2¼450.78, df¼2, p<0.05) and EDI-III scores (x2¼387.51, df¼4, p<0.05) was demonstrated. Parents also view media portrayal as too thin (94.7%), less than half are adversely affected by it (49.2%) but the majority (71.9%) believe their children to be. Conclusion: Media portrayal of body weight and shape is correlated with eating psychopathology and may affect adolescents more than adults. School psycho-educational programmes and media policies are urgently needed to minimise any detrimental effect. Copyright # 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
Keywords:
Eating Disorders; Media influences; EPICA study
MeSH:
Adolescent; Age Factors; Body Image; Body Mass Index; Body Weight; Eating; Feeding Behavior; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Mass Media; Personal Satisfaction; Questionnaires; Self Concept; Sex Factors; Students
ISSN:
1099-0968
Sponsors:
St. John of God Services Research Committee

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcNicholas, Fionaen
dc.contributor.authorLydon, Almaen
dc.contributor.authorLennon, Ruthen
dc.contributor.authorDooley, Barbaraen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-25T08:30:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-25T08:30:42Z-
dc.date.issued2009-05-
dc.identifier.citationEating concerns and media influences in an Irish adolescent context. 2009, 17 (3):208-13 Eur Eat Disord Reven
dc.identifier.issn1099-0968-
dc.identifier.pmid19253903-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/erv.916-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136763-
dc.descriptionObjective: EPICA is the first large-scale Irish study of a school-going population examining the impact of media influences on eating attitudes. Method: Students were screened using the EAT-26, EDI-III and a study-specific questionnaire. A sub-sample of parents’ views was included. Results: Three thousand and thirty-one students (mean age 14.74) and 56 parents enrolled. The majority (71.4%) of adolescents felt adversely affected by media portrayal of body weight and shape, with more than a quarter (25.6%) believing it to be ‘far too thin’. A significant correlation between media impact and high EAT scores (x2¼450.78, df¼2, p<0.05) and EDI-III scores (x2¼387.51, df¼4, p<0.05) was demonstrated. Parents also view media portrayal as too thin (94.7%), less than half are adversely affected by it (49.2%) but the majority (71.9%) believe their children to be. Conclusion: Media portrayal of body weight and shape is correlated with eating psychopathology and may affect adolescents more than adults. School psycho-educational programmes and media policies are urgently needed to minimise any detrimental effect. Copyright # 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.en
dc.description.abstractEPICA is the first large-scale Irish study of a school-going population examining the impact of media influences on eating attitudes.-
dc.description.abstractStudents were screened using the EAT-26, EDI-III and a study-specific questionnaire. A sub-sample of parents' views was included.-
dc.description.abstractThree thousand and thirty-one students (mean age 14.74) and 56 parents enrolled. The majority (71.4%) of adolescents felt adversely affected by media portrayal of body weight and shape, with more than a quarter (25.6%) believing it to be 'far too thin'. A significant correlation between media impact and high EAT scores (chi2 = 450.78, df = 2, p < 0.05) and EDI-III scores (chi2 = 387.51, df = 4, p < 0.05) was demonstrated. Parents also view media portrayal as too thin (94.7%), less than half are adversely affected by it (49.2%) but the majority (71.9%) believe their children to be.-
dc.description.abstractMedia portrayal of body weight and shape is correlated with eating psychopathology and may affect adolescents more than adults. School psycho-educational programmes and media policies are urgently needed to minimise any detrimental effect.-
dc.description.sponsorshipSt. John of God Services Research Committeeen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=19253903en
dc.subjectEating Disordersen
dc.subjectMedia influencesen
dc.subjectEPICA studyen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAge Factors-
dc.subject.meshBody Image-
dc.subject.meshBody Mass Index-
dc.subject.meshBody Weight-
dc.subject.meshEating-
dc.subject.meshFeeding Behavior-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMass Media-
dc.subject.meshPersonal Satisfaction-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshSelf Concept-
dc.subject.meshSex Factors-
dc.subject.meshStudents-
dc.titleEating concerns and media influences in an Irish adolescent context.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Child Psychiatry, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin12, Ireland. Fiona.mcnicholas@sjog.ieen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Associationen

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