An evaluation of eating behavior, psychosocial status and body mass index among Malaysian adolescents/Zuraida Ahmad Sabki, Mohd Basri Rusdu and Ho Chok Eng

Ahmad Sabki, Zuraida and Rusdu, Mohd Basri and Ho, Chok Eng (2014) An evaluation of eating behavior, psychosocial status and body mass index among Malaysian adolescents/Zuraida Ahmad Sabki, Mohd Basri Rusdu and Ho Chok Eng. In: Forum Penyebaran Data Hasil Penyelidikan LPPKN Siri 2, 8 Mei 2014, Hotel Crystal Crown, Petaling Jaya. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study is an attempt to produce an abbreviated Malay version of Weight and Lifestyle Inventory (MWALI), as an evaluation tool to assess eating and related bio-psychosocial factors among adolescents attending kafe@TEEN, Kuala Lumpur. The MWALI was translated ‘forward–backward’ from English to Malay and then administered to 135 adolescents to assess the factor construct of the eating behaviour and its relationships with the demographic profile, dysphoria, global self-esteem and body mass index (BMI). The exploratory factor analysis of the eating behaviour yielded five factors: Negative Emotion, Poor Impulse Control, Social Cues, Snacking and Early Meals in relation to over-eating which were significantly and positively correlated with BMI. Eating in response to Social Cues was negatively correlated with self-esteem, overeating at Early Meals was positively correlated with dysphoria. Female has significantly higher mean score of eating in response to Negative Emotion and eating in response to Social Cues. MWALI is appropriate for assessing eating behaviour and associated bio-psychosocial factors among overweight and obese adolescents in the primary care setting in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: National Population and Family Development Board in collaboration with Population Studies Unit, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya
Keywords: adolescents, body mass index, eating behaviour, reliability, validity
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 304 Factors affecting social behavior
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Nor Azaian Abdullah
Deposited On: 14 May 2014 07:46
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 08:19
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/380

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