Two studies concerned with the method involved in video distortion of body image are reported. In the first, 40 students were asked to estimate their body contours on a TV monitor with and without the benefit of facial cues. In the second, 15 anorectic patients and 15 matched controls were studied under two conditions of dress: with figure‐hugging leotards or with loose clothing. The findings suggest that to reduce variability in studies of body image, information about the face and body contours should be available.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Eating Disorders|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|