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what theory is the study linked to?

social learning theory

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what was the aim of the study?

to asses the impact of novel prolonged exposure to television on disordered eating attitudes among ethnic fijian adolescent girls

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what type of design was used?

a prospective multi wave cross sectional design used to compare two groups

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what years were looked at?

1995 and 1998

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how long had tv been exposed to the girls in each sample?

1995 - month
1998 - 3 years

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who was the sample?

adolesecent fijian girls in form 5-7 at two secondary schools

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was informed consent gained?

yes from subjects and parents/guardians

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where did the study take place?

nodroga

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how was data collected?

eat26
questions about household ownership of tv and frequency
weight and height measured
semi structured interview for those who reported bingeing and purging
1998 additional survey on body image and dieting

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what is the eat26?

modified 26 item eating attitudes test
includes questions concerning bingeing and urging

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what were those who reported bingeing and purging asked to do?

take part in a semi structured interviews keyed to the definitions in order to confirm behaviour

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how was qualitiave data also collected?

from 30 respondents who had a range of eating attitudes and behaviours and tv viewing habits

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who was qualitative data analysed?

interviews were transcribed and then analysed for thematic content

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how was quantitative data analysed?

differences in bmi,eat26,age,bingeing, purging and tv exposure analysed between the two groups

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what % in each year got a eat26 score of over 20?

95=12.7
98=29.2

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what % reported self induced vomiting in each year?

/95=0
98=11.3

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who much more likely were 3 years exposure likely to get eat 26 score over 20

3

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what % in 1998 complained about body image and what did they say?

74
too fat

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what was a prevailing theme in the 1998 semi structured interviews?

admiration for tv characters wanted to emulate their behaviour and clothes

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what % looked at characters for work?

30%
role models

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what % in 1998 said tv had influenced them or their friends?

83

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what was the overall conclusion?

that it seems that tv has a profound impact on eating attitudes even with strong cultural attitudes