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BODY IMAGE ASSESSMENT SOFTWARE

A program for assessing body image disturbance using adjustable partial image distortion
ALEX LETOSA-PORTA, MARTA FERRER-GARCÍA, and JOSÉ GUTIÉRREZ-MALDONADO
A program for assessing body image disturbance using adjustable partial image distortion
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Here you can download the program and save it in your computer. The only term of use is to mention the authors everytime you use or refer to the program.

Alex Letosa, Marta Ferrer and José Gutiérrez-Maldonado
University of Barcelona, Spain
Mailing address:
Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamientos Psicológicos
Facultad de Psicología. Paseo Valle de Hebron, 171, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
e-mail: jgutierrezm@ub.edu
Body image disturbance has been one of the most widely studied areas in the literature on eating disorders. Some of the tasks designed to assess it have been used to estimate the sizes of specific parts of the body, whereas others have served to make estimations of overall body size. In recent years, the introduction of innovative computing procedures has allowed the two approaches to be combined and has made their application more straightforward. read more ...
The aim of the present study was to analyze the psychometric characteristics of the Body Image Assessment Software (BIAS), an innovative interactive computer program developed to assess body image disturbances. The program was tested on 252 psychology students at the University of Barcelona and 51 patients with an eating disorder (ED). The subjects filled in the Eating Attitudes Test–26, the Body Shape Questionnaire, the body dissatisfaction scale of the Eating Disorders Inventory–2, and the Body Image Assessment–Revised (a test of silhouettes). Results showed good validity and very high reliability. read more ...
The aim of this article was to study the effect of virtual-reality exposure to situations that are emotionally significant for patients with eating disorders (ED) on the stability of body-image distortion and body-image dissatisfaction. A total of 85 ED patients and 108 non-ED students were randomly exposed to four experimental virtual environments: a kitchen with low-calorie food, a kitchen with high-calorie food, a restaurant with lowcalorie food, and a restaurant with high-calorie food. In the interval between the presentation of each situation, body-image distortion and body-image dissatisfaction were assessed. read more ...
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