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Eat Disord. 2014;22(5):420-34. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2014.925768. Epub 2014 Jun 25.

Validation of a six-item male body image concerns scale (MBICS).

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a Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences , Stanford University School of Medicine , Stanford , California , USA.

Abstract

Elevated body image concerns may be a risk factor for eating disorders among males and contribute to a range of other mental health problems. This study tested a 6-item measure of general male body image concerns in two studies with adolescent males ages 14-18 (total N = 122). The measure showed strong convergent validity, scale score reliability, and test-retest reliability, and was significantly correlated with the number of episodes of binge eating in the past month. A short scale will relieve participant burden and provide a useful research tool for studies with males at risk for or with eating disorders.

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24964387
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10.1080/10640266.2014.925768
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