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Título: Predictors of weight variation and weight gain in peri- and post-menopausal women
Autor: Pimenta, Filipa
Maroco, João
Ramos, Catarina
Leal, Isabel Pereira
Palavras-chave: Body shape
Path analysis
Women’s health
Data: 2014
Editora: SAGE
Citação: Journal of Health Psychology, 19(8), 993-1002
Resumo: This research encompasses a community sample of 497 women in peri- and post-menopause and uses structural equation modelling to investigate the structural models of weight variation and weight gain. Variables such as body shape concerns, depression, stress and life events are explored. Weight gain (from pre-menopause to current menopausal status) was observed in 69 per cent of participants. The predictors of weight gain were lower education level (β = −.146, p = .017), less or no physical exercise (β = −.111, p = .021), having a recent psychological problem (β = .191, p < .001), transition from peri- to post-menopause (β = .147, p = .013) and more frequent body shape concerns (β = .313, p < .001). Prevention of weight gain in premenopause is recommended; risk groups should be targeted considering the predictors of weight increase.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/3188
DOI: 10.1177/1359105313483153
ISSN: 1359-1053
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