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Contribution of occupational condition of obese individuals in eating behavior

Grant number: 17/23869-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): December 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nutrition - Nutritional Analysis of Population
Principal Investigator:Maria Rita Marques de Oliveira
Grantee:Rayli Bossa
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


It is believed that eating behavior is an important factor for the obesity development and maintenance, and one of the most used instruments to evaluate eating behavior is the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire that was primarily created with 51 items and later it was reduced to 18 items, originating the TFEQ-18. This instrument evaluates 3 subscales of the eating behavior: cognitive restraint, uncontrolled eating and emotional eating. Obesity, a chronic multifactorial disease, has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, and is assumed to be higher in unemployed individuals. Consequently it suggests that an individual's occupational condition influences the eating behavior and the obesity. The objective of this study is to verify if there is a relation between emotional eating, cognitive restraint and uncontrolled eating with the occupational condition (active / inactive) of obese individuals. In this research wil be evaluated from 224 to 449 individuals, being men and women with obesity who are in the waiting list for bariatric surgery aging from 18 to 65 years old. It is expected as a result, to prove that socio-demographic variables, such as occupational status, influences the results of TFEQ-18. (AU)

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