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Revista mexicana de trastornos alimentarios

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MANCILLA MEDINA, Araceli et al. Body dissatisfaction in children and preadolescents: A systematic review. Rev. Mex. de trastor. aliment [online]. 2012, vol.3, n.1, pp.62-79. ISSN 2007-1523.

Body dissatisfaction has been extensively studied in populations of all ages, however, no revisions to provide information about what has been found, inconsistencies, limitations and possible direction future research should take in children and preadolescents. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to conduct a systematic review of body dissatisfaction in children and preadolescents. To fulfill this purpose, we conducted a search in the databases of MEDLINE, Science Direct and Scopus, with the following keywords: body dissatisfaction, body perception, self-evaluation, body concept, preadolescents, and preteen children in different combinations, according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria were analyzed 63 articles. In the studies reviewed there is no consensus about the approach of body dissatisfaction, are permeated by methodological problems, mainly in the way that is evaluated in childhood because of the difficulty of children to understand the assessment tools, giving result in inconsistent results, further research is less in preadolescence where accurate estimation of body dissatisfaction. That is why it is considered to extend the research in children, with the inclusion of development that would create assessment methods according to age.

Palabras llave : Body dissatisfaction; body image; children; preadolescents.

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