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SARABIA COBO, Carmen María. Body image in older: Descriptive studie. Gerokomos [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.1, pp.15-18. ISSN 1134-928X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1134-928X2012000100003.
Sectional study and descriptive conducted in a home for the elderly for the assessment of body image (CI). Objective: to determine the self-concept of Body Image in the elderly and the prevalence of associated psychiatric disorders such as depression or anorexia. Subjects and methods: 198 over 65 years, from three residences. Questionnaire were used BSQ (Body Shape Questionnarire) and the Silhouettes test. Also carried out a systematic review of clinical history to detect psychiatric problems like depression, anxiety or anorexia nervosa. Results: people with psychiatric problems like depression or anxiety had higher body image dissatisfaction, to prevail in this case women over men, regardless of age.
Palabras clave : Body image; depression; anorexia; geriatrics.