Nida Tabassum Khan*, Jibran Jameel, Maham Jameel Khan, Saad Umer Abdul Rehman, Namra Jameel
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics, Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan.
Corresponding Author: Nida Tabassum Khan, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Informatics, Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta, Pakistan, Tel: 92 81 111 717 111; E-Mail: [email protected]
Received Date: 04 Mar 2017
Accepted Date: 23 Mar 2017
Published Date: 27 Mar 2017
Copyright © 2017 Khan NT
Citation: Khan NT, Jameel J, Khan MJ, Rehaman SUA, et al. (2017). Body Image and Weight Concern among Pakistani Adolescent Females. Mathews J Dermatol. 2(1): 011.
Body image is usually measured in terms of weight status of an individual revealing its association with body satisfaction status. It has been observed in numerous cultural communities that a direct relationship between weight status and body dissatisfaction begins to develop in children entering puberty. This study was conducted among the female adolescents of Islamia Girls College Quetta. The participants included in this study were selected randomly keeping the sample size 100. Study was conducted with the help of a self-developed validated questionnaire and measured BMI category to find association between weight status and body dissatisfaction. Obtained results revealed that a high percentage of female adolescents were obese (62%) and (27%) were under the category of underweight because of their mal adaptive eating patterns leading to increased level of body dissatisfaction and also because of high levels of internalization and social comparison.
BMI; Weight; Adolescent; Pakistani.