Accuracy of body image with varying degrees of information about the face and body contours

John K. Collins*, Peter J V Beumont, Stephen W. Touyz, Jeanette L. Krass, Patricia Thompson, Tessa Philips

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)67-73
    Number of pages7
    JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1987

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