Association of Body Image and Health Beliefs With Health Behaviors in Patients With Diabetes

Tde.sagepub.com: 7/18/12.

Purpose The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between body image, health beliefs, and health behavior in patients with diabetes classified according to body mass index (BMI).

Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted in a community hospital between January and April 2010. One-hundred-sixty-eight patients with diabetes were enrolled. Main measure was the previously published and validated Health Belief Questionnaire. Data were analyzed and compared between two groups, one with BMI ≥ 24 Kg/m2 and another with BMI < 24 Kg/m2. Read more