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Assessment of the ideal body image of women in Accra, Ghana

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The hypothesis tested in this study was that the 'traditional build' is the culturally valued body shape by Ghanaian women. Culturally sensitive figural stimuli were designed to assess the current body image (CBI) and the ideal body image (IBI) of Ghanaian women. The most frequently selected model for the CBI was one that represented a slightly overweight woman; the IBI selected was consistent with a representation of normal body mass index; and the least healthy image was that figure that represented morbidly obesity.

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Duda, Rosemary B., Jumah, Naana Afua, Hill, Allan G., Seffah, Joseph and Biritwum, Richard (2007) Assessment of the ideal body image of women in Accra, Ghana Tropical Doctor, 37, (4), pp. 241-244. (doi:10.1258/004947507782332883). (PMID:17988495).

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Published date: October 2007
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography

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Local EPrints ID: 340420
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340420
ISSN: 0049-4755
PURE UUID: b7cd6e5c-20f4-4efe-ab0f-7b17180a9aa6

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Date deposited: 21 Jun 2012 10:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:44

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Author: Rosemary B. Duda
Author: Naana Afua Jumah
Author: Allan G. Hill
Author: Joseph Seffah
Author: Richard Biritwum

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