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ERIC Number: EJ873545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Perceptions of Body Image by Persons with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Their Parents
Napolitano, Deborah A.; Zarcone, Jennifer; Nielsen, Sarah; Wang, Hongyue; Caliendo, Jillian Maynard
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v115 n1 p43-53 Jan 2010
Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by obesity. The Figure Rating Scale (Stunkard, Sorensen, & Schulsinger, 1983) was completed by 43 individuals with this syndrome to determine their level of dissatisfaction with their body. Their parents also completed this scale regarding their child to determine whether they were dissatisfied with their child's body status. Results showed that individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome were dissatisfied with their body. Parents also were dissatisfied with their child's body. Results of this study demonstrate that the responses of persons with Prader-Willi syndrome on the Figure Rating Scale show significant discrepancies between how they think they look and how they wished they looked.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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