Background: Obese individuals present a concern about both the shape and body weight with a normal dissatisfaction level. The dissatisfaction with the own body has been frequently
associated to the difference between the real body perception and the relative desire to an ideal body. This way, the present study has the aim to verify the level of auto body image dissatisfaction
Methods: The study sample was composed of 24 adolescents with overweight or obesity, aged to 15 from 18 years old. To the auto body image assessment was applied the nine silhouettes
scale proposed by Stunkard (1983). The dissatisfaction is the result of the subtraction of the silhouette real by the ideal. To data analyze was used the ANOVA to repeated measures, considering the
significance level of p<0,05.
Results: When analyzed the separation of the dissatisfaction levels by quartiles (25, 50, 75, and 90) is possible to observe a difference between the pre-intervention moment and the
post intervention moment over the control group, this can be understood because the dissatisfaction levels considered as the percentiles (25, 50, 75, and 90) were respectively 1, 2, 3, and 4. At the
post intervention moment, respectively 1, 2, 2, 4, and 5. The same pattern is observed when the frequency analyze was performed (relative and absolute), because at the pre-intervention moment, the
adolescents classified with a low dissatisfaction were 8 (33,3%),and this remain the same at the post intervention moment. The dissatisfaction mean presented frequencies of 14 (58,3%) and 15 (62,5%),
high dissatisfaction of 2 (8,3%) and 1 (4,2%) respectively in the pre and post intervention.
Conclusions: The current study indicates that although the adolescents did not have submitted to a multidisciplinary program of obesity treatment, the fact of comparing the control
group together presented a little impact over the variables studied.