Obesidad, autoestima y condición física en escolares

Pedro Delgado-Floody, Felipe Caamaño-Navarrete, Daniel Jerez-Mayorga, Alfonso Cofré-Lizama, Aldo Osorio-Poblete, Christian Campos-Jara, Iris Guzmán-Guzmán, Cristian Martínez-Salazar, Jaime Carcamo-Oyarzun

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Introduction: Childhood obesity is a serious public health issue, since it generates adverse results for physical and mental health. Objective: To correlate nutritional status and levels of self-esteem and physical performance in schoolchildren aged between 8 and 10. Materials and methods: 236 students participated, 117 male and 119 female, aged between 8 and 10, from two public schools in the municipality of Temuco. Weight, height, body mass index, mass/ fat percentage, waist contour, physical condition, hours of physical exercise per week and self-esteem were evaluated. Results: Overnutrition was documented in 43.6% of the students; children classified as obese (19%) presented higher levels of fat mass and waist contour (p<0.001), and also had a lower physical performance (p<0.05). The hours of physical exercise per week and the level of self-esteem were lower in obese school children, although this figure was not significant (p≥0.05). Conclusions: Obesity in school-aged children reveals alterations associated with physical performance, fat mass and negative trends on self-esteem. Despite developing at an early stage, the consequences associated with this condition can already be seen.

Título traducido de la contribuciónObesity, self-esteem and fitness in students
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)43-48
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónRevista Facultad de Medicina
Volumen65
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2017

Palabras clave

  • Child
  • Obesity
  • Physical fitness (MeSH)
  • Self concept

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  • Medicina (todo)

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    Delgado-Floody, P., Caamaño-Navarrete, F., Jerez-Mayorga, D., Cofré-Lizama, A., Osorio-Poblete, A., Campos-Jara, C., Guzmán-Guzmán, I., Martínez-Salazar, C., & Carcamo-Oyarzun, J. (2017). Obesidad, autoestima y condición física en escolares. Revista Facultad de Medicina, 65(1), 43-48. https://doi.org/10.15446/revfacmed.v65n1.57063