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Assessment of two school-based programs to prevent universal eating disorders : Media literacy and theatre-based methodology in Spanish adolescent boys and girls
Mora Giral, Marisol (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut)
Penelo Werner, Eva (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicobiologia i Metodologia de les Ciències de la Salut)
Gutiérrez Rosado, Teresa (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut)
Espinoza Guzmán, Paola (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut)
González González, Marcela Loreto (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut)
Raich, Rosa M. (Rosa Maria), (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut)

Date: 2015
Abstract: Aims. To evaluate the long-term effects of two school-based prevention programs administered to a universal mixed-sex sample of school-going adolescents on disturbed eating attitudes, aesthetic ideal internalization, and other eating disorder risk factors, when compared to a control group. Methods. Participants were 200 adolescents aged 12–15 selected by means of incidental sampling from second-year compulsory secondary education at schools. An interactive multimedia media literacy program (ML + NUT, Media Literacy and Nutrition) and a program focused on the same topics using dramatic arts (Theatre Alive) were applied and compared with a control group. Pretest, posttest (1 month later), and 5- and 13-month follow-up measurements were taken. Analyses were conducted with two-way mixed 3x3 ANCOVA (group × phase) adjusted by baseline levels, body mass index, and sex. Results. Participants in both experimental groups showed significantly higher self-esteem scores than the control group over time. The ML + NUT group also presented lower aesthetic ideal internalization scores than the control group. Discussion. Both programs can benefit students' self-esteem. Moreover, ML + NUT program was useful in reducing thin-ideal internalization. However, differences in body dissatisfaction and disordered eating attitudes were not found. The programs may be protective on the core psychological variables, which are essential to adaptive adolescent development.
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Published in: The Scientific World Journal, Vol. 2015 (2015) , ISSN 1537-744X

PMID: 25802888
DOI: 10.1155/2015/328753


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