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Dance therapy improves self-body image among obese patients

Ybarra, Juan
Published in Patient Education and Counseling. 2012, vol. 89, no. 3, p. 525-528
Abstract Obesity and disturbed eating behaviors are both associated with low self-esteem and distorted body images. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of a dance therapy program on the evolution of mental representations linked to body image among obese patients. Changes in body image were evaluated in terms of four parameters: physical, psychological, cognitive, and social.
Keywords Obesity, Dance therapy, Body image
PMID: 23031613
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Research group Education thérapeutique du patient, diabète et obésité (600)
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MULLER-PINGET, Solange et al. Dance therapy improves self-body image among obese patients. In: Patient Education and Counseling, 2012, vol. 89, n° 3, p. 525-528. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:32325

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