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Conference Paper: Development of a figural drawing scale for body shape assessment in Chinese

TitleDevelopment of a figural drawing scale for body shape assessment in Chinese
Authors
KeywordsBiology
Issue Date2013
PublisherFederation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fasebj.org/
Citation
Experimental Biology 2013, Boston, MA., 20-24 April 2013. In The FASEB Journal, 2013, v. 27 meeting abstracts, no. 852.2 How to Cite?
AbstractIn an earlier study, we adopted the Stunkard nine-figure scale to examine body shape dissatisfaction in Hong Kong adults. Due to ethnic specificity, a set of Chinese-based body shape silhouette would be more helpful in understanding the weight-related concepts of this population. The present study aimed to develop a set of self-rating figural scale for Chinese adults and compared the discrepancies between the actual BMI (measured) and the BMI represented in the chosen figure (perceived) of the Stunkard scale and the new scale. The new figure dimensions were based on published anthropometric database from China and Taiwan. Figure #5 represents the mean BMI (21.9 kg/m2) and figures #1 and 9 anchor respectively the 3rd and 97th percentile of the population BMI. In a preliminary study, male (n=53) with BMI ranging between 15.9–28.0, indicated strongly that the new scale better represents the body proportion and shape of Chinese male when presented with both scales in a random and blinded fashion (2 =18.132, P < 0.001). They were asked to select the figure that best match their current body shape. The BMI difference (actual minus perceived) was –2.47 with the Stunkard scale and 0.083 with the new scale (t=12.806, P < 0.001). Hence when provided with the Stunkard scale, subjects tended to pick a figure that is larger than actual. Further study is warranted to validate the newly developed figural drawing scale.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188013
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2015 Impact Factor: 5.299
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.775

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, ETSen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheng, TPMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-21T07:24:51Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-21T07:24:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationExperimental Biology 2013, Boston, MA., 20-24 April 2013. In The FASEB Journal, 2013, v. 27 meeting abstracts, no. 852.2en_US
dc.identifier.issn0892-6638-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188013-
dc.description.abstractIn an earlier study, we adopted the Stunkard nine-figure scale to examine body shape dissatisfaction in Hong Kong adults. Due to ethnic specificity, a set of Chinese-based body shape silhouette would be more helpful in understanding the weight-related concepts of this population. The present study aimed to develop a set of self-rating figural scale for Chinese adults and compared the discrepancies between the actual BMI (measured) and the BMI represented in the chosen figure (perceived) of the Stunkard scale and the new scale. The new figure dimensions were based on published anthropometric database from China and Taiwan. Figure #5 represents the mean BMI (21.9 kg/m2) and figures #1 and 9 anchor respectively the 3rd and 97th percentile of the population BMI. In a preliminary study, male (n=53) with BMI ranging between 15.9–28.0, indicated strongly that the new scale better represents the body proportion and shape of Chinese male when presented with both scales in a random and blinded fashion (2 =18.132, P < 0.001). They were asked to select the figure that best match their current body shape. The BMI difference (actual minus perceived) was –2.47 with the Stunkard scale and 0.083 with the new scale (t=12.806, P < 0.001). Hence when provided with the Stunkard scale, subjects tended to pick a figure that is larger than actual. Further study is warranted to validate the newly developed figural drawing scale.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherFederation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.fasebj.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofThe FASEB Journalen_US
dc.subjectBiology-
dc.titleDevelopment of a figural drawing scale for body shape assessment in Chineseen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, ETS: etsli@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLi, ETS=rp00737en_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros220263en_US
dc.identifier.volume27-
dc.identifier.issuemeeting abstracts-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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