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The Association between Self-efficacy in Weight Management with Anthropometric Indices in Male Adolescents
Saeid Doaei , Elmira Karimi, Faramarz Pishnamaz, Shahram Rafiefar, Hanieh Malmir, Narjes Ashoori, Naser Kalantari
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Introduction: Obesity is one of the most prevalent health problems in the adolescents. Since the level of self-efficacy plays an important role in the prevention and control of obesity, this study aimed to investigate the association between the self-efficacy in weight management and anthropometric indicators in male adolescents.
Methods: This study was performed on 535 male students in the 12-16 age range and resident of District 5 in Tehran. A Bioimpedance analyzer was used to measure the weight, BMI, body fat and muscle mass percentage. Moreover, the level of self-efficacy of the subjects was evaluated using Weight Efficacy Lifestyle Questionnaire (WEL).
Results: The results showed that there is no association between the level of self-efficacy and weight and BMI. With regard to the association between body composition and self-efficacy, the results identified a significant positive association between the level of self-efficacy and Skeletal muscle percentage) (P<0.05).
Conclusions: The results of the present study represented that the level of self-efficacy in male adolescents was significantly associated with body composition; and people with higher self-efficacy have muscular body. Doing Further studies about the effect of self-efficacy on Anthropometric Indicators in adolescents are recommended.
Keywords: Self-efficacy Body weight Anthropometry Male adolescents
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: Basic Sciences
Received: 2018/09/26 | Accepted: 2018/09/26 | Published: 2018/09/26
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Doaei S, Karimi E, Pishnamaz F, Rafiefar S, Malmir H, Ashoori N et al . The Association between Self-efficacy in Weight Management with Anthropometric Indices in Male Adolescents. JNKUMS. 2018; 10 (2) :1-6
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