; Psychiatric Clinic, Clinical Center Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
; The Public Health Institute, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
; Medical Faculty, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
APA 6th Edition Burgić-Radmanović, M., Gavrić, Ž. & Štrkić, D. (2009). EATING BEHAVIOR DISORDERS OF FEMALE ADOLESCENTS. Psychiatria Danubina, 21 (3), 297-301. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/49213
MLA 8th Edition Burgić-Radmanović, Marija, et al. "EATING BEHAVIOR DISORDERS OF FEMALE ADOLESCENTS." Psychiatria Danubina, vol. 21, no. 3, 2009, pp. 297-301. https://hrcak.srce.hr/49213. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition Burgić-Radmanović, Marija, Živana Gavrić and Dijana Štrkić. "EATING BEHAVIOR DISORDERS OF FEMALE ADOLESCENTS." Psychiatria Danubina 21, no. 3 (2009): 297-301. https://hrcak.srce.hr/49213
Harvard Burgić-Radmanović, M., Gavrić, Ž., and Štrkić, D. (2009). 'EATING BEHAVIOR DISORDERS OF FEMALE ADOLESCENTS', Psychiatria Danubina, 21(3), pp. 297-301. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/49213 (Accessed 16 September 2021)
Vancouver Burgić-Radmanović M, Gavrić Ž, Štrkić D. EATING BEHAVIOR DISORDERS OF FEMALE ADOLESCENTS. Psychiatria Danubina [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2021 September 16];21(3):297-301. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/49213
IEEE M. Burgić-Radmanović, Ž. Gavrić and D. Štrkić, "EATING BEHAVIOR DISORDERS OF FEMALE ADOLESCENTS", Psychiatria Danubina, vol.21, no. 3, pp. 297-301, 2009. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/49213. [Accessed: 16 September 2021]
Abstracts Background: Adolescence is a period of significant physical, emotional and intellectual changes, as well as changes in social roles, relations and expectations.
Objective: Our objective was to inquire into eating attitudes among female adolescents.
Subjects and method: The sample consisted of female adolescents, age of 16-17, attending first grade Economic and Medical Secondary School pupils in Banja Luka, 2007. Survey questionnaire (16 questions) is a scale for self-rating of eating disorders designed by the author. Response rate was 389 out of 419 (92.8%).
Results: Eight point seven per cent of the female adolescents had a Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 18.5. More than half want to be thinner, while 1/3 of adolescents accepted themselves whether thin or obese. Forty-seven percent (47%) of adolescents exercise sometimes, 15.4% exercise often while 1/5 goes on a diet
sometimes or regularly. About 43% adolescents are sometimes or often terrified about being overweight, while 60% sometimes or often lose weight. About 2/3 adolescents are not satisfied with their figure. One-half of the adolescents are terrified of increasing their weight.
There is a statistically significant relation between female adolescents with, and female adolescents without control in eating, in both schools (p<0.05).
Discussion: This research indicates the necessity of education of adolescents and developing prevention programs to help them to adopt healthier nutrition and lifestyle in early life.
Conclusion: There is a high level of discontent and dissatisfaction with their figure among adolescents. One-third (1/3) of adolescents accept themselves whether thin or obese, while about 43% adolescents are sometimes or often terrified about being overweight. One-half of adolescents are terrified by increase in weight.