The BIA-O is an extension of the original Body Image Assessment (BIA). The BIA defines body image dissatisfaction as the discrepancy between self-perceived and ideal body size estimates. The measure presents individuals with nine silhouettes ranging in body size and asks them to determine which most accurately depicts their current body size and ideal body size. The BIA-O added an additional nine silhouettes, so the 18 silhouettes ranged from very thin to very obese. The developers also added an additional question concerning a reasonable body size that would be realistic to maintain over a long period of time
Year: 2000 Authors: Williamson Disease: Obesity Outcome: Coping with the disease
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Measure: Coping with the disease
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Variable across scales Reference: Williamson, D. A., Womble, L. G., Zucker, N. L., Reas, D. L., White, M. A., Blouin, D. C., & Greenway, F. (2000). Body image assessment for obesity (BIA-O): development of a new procedure. International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, 24(10), 1326–1332.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Unclear Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.1038/sj.ijo.0801363