Comparison of Body Dissatisfaction Among Islamic Veil Practicing (IVP), Non-Complete IVP, and Inconsiderate to IVP Women

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Shahid Beheshti Medical University Identifier:
First received: December 29, 2006
Last updated: February 4, 2009
Last verified: February 2009

The aim of this research is to examine the social, psychological and Islamic veil practicing (IVP), non-complete IVP and Inconsiderate to IVP correlates of body mass index (BMI) status in a women population. It is hypothesized that women who are IVP would differ on depression, and social variables compared with their non-practicing peers.

Body Dissatisfaction
Eating Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Comparison of Body Dissatisfaction Among Islamic Veil Practicing (IVP), Non-Complete IVP, and Inconsiderate to IVP Women

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Estimated Enrollment: 3000
Study Start Date: February 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2006
Detailed Description:

In this cross-sectional study, a population-based sample of 1774 female responded anonymously to an aerobic health club administered questionnaire. Body mass index was calculated from height and weight and categorized into four classes of underweight, normal, overweight, and obese. The questionnaire also included questions about social experiences, body dissatisfaction as Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ), future goals and Islamic Veil Practicing (IVP). Persian version of Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II Persian) and Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale was also distributed among six groups of women having IVP/regular exercise (RE), IVP/non-RE, Non-complete IVP/RE, Non-complete IVP/non-RE, Inconsiderate to IVP/RE, and Inconsiderate to IVP/non-RE. Correlations of BMI with social, psychological, future goals and IVP were explored


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 59 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Open for all women practicing Islamic veil, Non-complete IV, or Inconsiderate to IV

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Overt signs of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00417547

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Aerobic Health Clubs
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shahid Beheshti Medical University
Study Chair: REZA RASTMANESH, Ph.D. Shahid Beheshti Medical University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Reza Rastmanesh, SBMU Identifier: NCT00417547     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NNFTRI
Study First Received: December 29, 2006
Last Updated: February 4, 2009
Health Authority: Iran: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Shahid Beheshti Medical University:
Self Concept
Eating Disorder
Body Mass Index
Islamic Veil

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eating Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on August 27, 2015