International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 8, Part C (2018)
Prevalence of eating disorders among adolescent girls
Eating disorders are potentially life threaten illness which are simultaneously psychological and physical in nature. They are characterized by a range of abnormal and harmful eating behavior which are accompanied and motivated unhealthy benefits, perceptions and excitations concerning eating, weight and body shape as general characterization, individuals with eating disorders tend to have difficulty accepting and realizing good about themselves. Objectives: to determine the prevalence of eating disorders among adolescent girls in ncon, Nellore. Methodology: using a descriptive research design, the study was conducted in NCON, Nellore. Non-probability convenience of sampling technique was adopted to select 30 adolescent girls. Data collection was conducted by using modified eating disorder attitude test tool to determine the prevalence of eating disorders. The tool has administered for 20 days during 5.00 to 5.30 am and 30 minutes has taken for each participant to complete the questionnaires. The data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: the comparison on mean and standard deviation of prevalence of eating disorder the calculated value is 71.2,tabulated value is 12.99 which is significant at the level of P<0.05. Conclusion: The findings of the study concluded that with regard the prevalence of eating disorders out of 30 samples 19(63%) had often.
How to cite this article:
Shabana S, Kalavathy B, Shanmugam Jhansi, Indira S. Prevalence of eating disorders among adolescent girls. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(8):129-131.