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Author(s): Poinhos, Rui
Alves, Diogo
Vieira, Elisée
Pinhão, Sílvia
Oliveira, Bruno
Correia, Flora
Title: Eating behaviour among undergraduate students. Comparing nutrition students with other courses
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: Our main aim was to compare eating behaviour between Portuguese undergraduate nutrition studentsand students attending other courses. Several eating behaviour dimensions were compared between 154nutrition students and 263 students from other areas. Emotional and external eating were assessed bythe Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire, dietary restraint was measured using the flexible and rigid controlof eating behaviour subscales, binge eating was measured using the Binge Eating Scale, and eating selfefficacyusing the General Eating Self-Efficacy Scale. Higher levels of flexible and rigid control were foundin nutrition students from both sexes when compared to students from other courses. Female nutritionstudents also presented higher binge eating levels than their colleagues from other courses. To our knowledgeno other work has previously assessed all eating behaviour dimensions considered in the currentstudy among nutrition students. Besides the results by themselves, the data obtained from this studyprovide several clues to further studies to be developed regarding the still rarely approached issue ofeating behaviour among nutrition students.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências médicas e da saúde
Health sciences, Medical and Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde
Medical and Health sciences
URI: https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/98602
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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