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Conference Paper: Development and Reliability of a Novel iPad-based Application to Rapidly Assess Body Image

TitleDevelopment and Reliability of a Novel iPad-based Application to Rapidly Assess Body Image
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.org
Citation
63rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine and 7th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, Boston, USA, 31 May-4 June 2016. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2016, v. 48 n. 5, Suppl.1, p. 1056 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE: To improve upon our current assessment of a person’s body image/shape by embracing more modern digital technologies rather than relying on traditional hand-drawn line-based (figural) images or silhouettes. These traditional methods typically only consider an endomorphy-ectomorphy continuum with no mesomorphy component. METHODS: We have developed a novel iPad application that uses a wide array of >45 male and female somatotype photographs that allows more comprehensive estimates of body-image dissatisfaction than figural images/silhouettes. We piloted the iPad application with 20 adults who rated their ‘perceived’ and ‘desired’ body images from the somatotype photographs (>3 days between tests). RESULTS: Reliability correlation coefficients were determined for ‘perceived’ endomorphy r = 0.91 (68% identical), and ‘desired’ endomorphy r = 0.78 (85% identical); ‘perceived’ mesomorphy r = 0.81 (70% identical), and ‘desired’ mesomorphy r = 0.93 (65% identical); plus ‘perceived’ ectomorphy r = 0.88 (61% identical), and ‘desired’ ectomorphy r = 0.88 (70% identical). Overall, on re-test, 45% chose the identical ‘perceived’ somatotype and 50% the identical ‘desired’ somatotype. CONCLUSIONS: This novel iPad application introduces a revolutionary new and reliable method of assessing both perceived and desired body image. It also uniquely and simultaneously assesses body fat, muscle and leaness using realistic quasi-3D images. Developments of this rapid, portable and digital application may provide health care professionals with an enhanced tool for assessing body image and dealing with body image disorders.
DescriptionG-37 Free Communication/Poster - Physical Activity and Mental Health
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/246425
ISSN
2017 Impact Factor: 4.291
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.007
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dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, DJ-
dc.contributor.authorLee, AM-
dc.contributor.authorHume, P-
dc.contributor.authorCarter, L-
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-18T02:28:18Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-18T02:28:18Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citation63rd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine and 7th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, Boston, USA, 31 May-4 June 2016. In Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2016, v. 48 n. 5, Suppl.1, p. 1056-
dc.identifier.issn0195-9131-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/246425-
dc.descriptionG-37 Free Communication/Poster - Physical Activity and Mental Health-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To improve upon our current assessment of a person’s body image/shape by embracing more modern digital technologies rather than relying on traditional hand-drawn line-based (figural) images or silhouettes. These traditional methods typically only consider an endomorphy-ectomorphy continuum with no mesomorphy component. METHODS: We have developed a novel iPad application that uses a wide array of >45 male and female somatotype photographs that allows more comprehensive estimates of body-image dissatisfaction than figural images/silhouettes. We piloted the iPad application with 20 adults who rated their ‘perceived’ and ‘desired’ body images from the somatotype photographs (>3 days between tests). RESULTS: Reliability correlation coefficients were determined for ‘perceived’ endomorphy r = 0.91 (68% identical), and ‘desired’ endomorphy r = 0.78 (85% identical); ‘perceived’ mesomorphy r = 0.81 (70% identical), and ‘desired’ mesomorphy r = 0.93 (65% identical); plus ‘perceived’ ectomorphy r = 0.88 (61% identical), and ‘desired’ ectomorphy r = 0.88 (70% identical). Overall, on re-test, 45% chose the identical ‘perceived’ somatotype and 50% the identical ‘desired’ somatotype. CONCLUSIONS: This novel iPad application introduces a revolutionary new and reliable method of assessing both perceived and desired body image. It also uniquely and simultaneously assesses body fat, muscle and leaness using realistic quasi-3D images. Developments of this rapid, portable and digital application may provide health care professionals with an enhanced tool for assessing body image and dealing with body image disorders.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.acsm-msse.org-
dc.relation.ispartofMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise-
dc.titleDevelopment and Reliability of a Novel iPad-based Application to Rapidly Assess Body Image-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailMacfarlane, DJ: djmac@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityMacfarlane, DJ=rp00934-
dc.identifier.doi10.1249/01.mss.0000488179.57091.e0-
dc.identifier.hkuros275666-
dc.identifier.volume48-
dc.identifier.issue5, Suppl.1-
dc.identifier.spage1056-
dc.identifier.epage1056-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000415211700723-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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