عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: There is mounting evidence that family functioning and Communication are linked to childhood overweight and obesity, and that both of these are associated with health-related behaviours and adverse health outcomes in children and adolescents. Therefore, the present study aimed to comparison of family Function, family communication and body image satisfaction among obese and normal girl students in Shahrekord
Materials and methods: This descriptive study was conducted using the causal-comparative on all the first- and second-year high school girls in the academic year 2019 in Shahrekord Province, Iran. In total, 346 individuals were selected via multistage random cluster sampling for the normal students and purposive sampling for the obese students. Data were collected using General Functioning Scale, Family communication scale and body satisfaction scales. Data analysis using the multivariate analysis of covariance.
Results: The normal students had higher family Function, family communication and body image satisfaction scores compared to the obese students, with a significant difference in this regard (P < 0.004/).
Conclusion: The main message of this research is probably related to families with obese adolescents, counselors and psychologists. It can be concluded that both in the prevention and treatment of obesity, family function and communication can be considered. Also, during adolescence, overweight and obese people have very low satisfaction with their body image.