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A cross-sectional study to assess body image dissatisfaction among female undergraduate medical students in a government medical college in Bengaluru

Ranganath T S, Arunkumar V, Riya George, Iswarya Partheeban, Kishore S G.

Abstract
Background: In today’s world, a young woman’s self-definition and sense of unique identity are strongly influenced by their body image, which is influenced by a variety of cultural, social, cognitive, affective, and biological aspects. In recent years, there has been a rise in the prevalence of body image dissatisfaction (BID) among young girls and reports of excessive concern about body image which can also be related to the increased use of social media.

Aims and Objectives: The objective is estimating the pattern, prevalence, and factors associated with BID among female undergraduate medical students of a Government Medical College in Bengaluru.

Materials and Methods: Among 168 female undergraduate medical students, a cross-sectional study was conducted to assess BID using the Stunkard Figure Rating Scale.

Results: Underweight, overweight, and obesity were substantially related with BID, which was prevalent at 83.9%. There was a statistically significant association between BID and body mass index (P < 0.005).

Conclusion: There is a high degree of dissatisfaction regarding the body image among medical students. There is a great need to bring changes in their mindsets because they influence the future health of the society.

Key words: Body Image Dissatisfaction; Female Undergraduate Medical Students; Body Image Perception; Body Shape Concerns


 
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S RT, V A, George R, Partheeban I, G KS. A cross-sectional study to assess body image dissatisfaction among female undergraduate medical students in a government medical college in Bengaluru. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2023; 13(12): 2575-2579. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.05270202323052023


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S RT, V A, George R, Partheeban I, G KS. A cross-sectional study to assess body image dissatisfaction among female undergraduate medical students in a government medical college in Bengaluru. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=153829 [Access: February 02, 2024]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.05270202323052023


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S RT, V A, George R, Partheeban I, G KS. A cross-sectional study to assess body image dissatisfaction among female undergraduate medical students in a government medical college in Bengaluru. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2023; 13(12): 2575-2579. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.05270202323052023



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S RT, V A, George R, Partheeban I, G KS. A cross-sectional study to assess body image dissatisfaction among female undergraduate medical students in a government medical college in Bengaluru. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2023), [cited February 02, 2024]; 13(12): 2575-2579. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.05270202323052023



Harvard Style

S, R. T., V, . A., George, . R., Partheeban, . I. & G, . K. S. (2023) A cross-sectional study to assess body image dissatisfaction among female undergraduate medical students in a government medical college in Bengaluru. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 13 (12), 2575-2579. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.05270202323052023



Turabian Style

S, Ranganath T, Arunkumar V, Riya George, Iswarya Partheeban, and Kishore S G. 2023. A cross-sectional study to assess body image dissatisfaction among female undergraduate medical students in a government medical college in Bengaluru. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 13 (12), 2575-2579. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.05270202323052023



Chicago Style

S, Ranganath T, Arunkumar V, Riya George, Iswarya Partheeban, and Kishore S G. "A cross-sectional study to assess body image dissatisfaction among female undergraduate medical students in a government medical college in Bengaluru." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13 (2023), 2575-2579. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.05270202323052023



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

S, Ranganath T, Arunkumar V, Riya George, Iswarya Partheeban, and Kishore S G. "A cross-sectional study to assess body image dissatisfaction among female undergraduate medical students in a government medical college in Bengaluru." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13.12 (2023), 2575-2579. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.05270202323052023



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S, R. T., V, . A., George, . R., Partheeban, . I. & G, . K. S. (2023) A cross-sectional study to assess body image dissatisfaction among female undergraduate medical students in a government medical college in Bengaluru. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 13 (12), 2575-2579. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.05270202323052023