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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Relationship between Technology Use and Eating Behavior [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. 2022; 5(2): 104-109 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2021.82584

Relationship between Technology Use and Eating Behavior

Ecem Gökbike Ersen1, Ayşe Güliz Dirimen Arıkan2
1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Yeditepe University, İstanbul, Turkey
2Faculty of Health Sciences, Yeditepe University, İstanbul, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was aimed to investigate the relationship between the use of technological devices and eating behavior.
METHODS: The study sample consisted of participants who applied to the Nutrition and Diet Policlinic in a private medical center in Istanbul between March and April 2019. The data were obtained using the data collection form, Eating attitude test, and Technology addiction scale.
RESULTS: There were 206 participants in this study. While the frequency of technology addiction in females was 125 (65.4%), it was 66 (34.6%) in males (p=0.010). It was found that 69 (36.1%) people who were technology addicts had impaired eating behavior, and 122 (63.9%) people had normal eating behavior (p=0.828).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: As a result, there was no statistical difference between the normal and eating disorder groups with respect to their technology use. On the other hand, technology addiction and eating disorder were more common among women. From these results, it was concluded that it would be useful to plan initiatives against technology addiction, especially for women.

Keywords: Technology, eating, obesity, feeding and eating disorders, body mass index

Ecem Gökbike Ersen, Ayşe Güliz Dirimen Arıkan. Relationship between Technology Use and Eating Behavior. anatol j fm. 2022; 5(2): 104-109

Corresponding Author: Ecem Gökbike Ersen, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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