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eLoriCorps Immersive Body Rating Scale”: Exploring the Assessment of Body Image Disturbances from Allocentric and Egocentric Perspectives

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GR2TCA-Loricorps-Groupe de Recherche Transdisciplinaire des Troubles du Comportement Alimentaire, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 3351, Boulevard des Forges, Trois-Rivières, QC G8Z 4M3, Canada
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Chaire de Recherche du Canada en Cyberpsychologie Clinique, Université du Québec en Outaouais, 283, Boul Alexandre-Taché, Gatineau, QC J8X 3X7, Canada
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Centre de Recherche du Centre Intégré de Santé et de Services Sociaux de l’Outaouais, Gatineau, 20 rue Pharand, Gatineau, QC J9Y 6H9, Canada
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Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec et École de Nutrition, Université Laval, 2325, Rue de l’Université, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
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Centre Intégré et Spécialisé de l’Obésité de Lyon, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Pierre Bénite, France Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 69310 Lyon, France
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J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9(9), 2926; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9092926
Received: 23 July 2020 / Revised: 1 September 2020 / Accepted: 2 September 2020 / Published: 10 September 2020
The first objective of this study was to test the convergent and discriminant validity between the “eLoriCorps Immersive Body Rating Scale” and the traditional paper-based figure rating scale (FRS). The second objective was to explore the contribution of the egocentric virtual reality (VR) perspective of eLoriCorps to understanding body image disturbances (BIDs). The sample consisted of 53 female and 13 male adults. Body size dissatisfaction, body size distortion, perceived body size, and ideal body size were assessed. Overall, outcomes showed good agreement between allocentric perspectives as measured via VR and the FRS. The egocentric VR perspective produced different results compared to both the allocentric VR perspective and the FRS. This difference revealed discriminant validity and suggested that eLoricorps’ egocentric VR perspective might assess something different from the traditional conception of body dissatisfaction, which an allocentric VR perspective generally assesses. Finally, the egocentric VR perspective in assessing BIDs deserves to be studied more extensively to explore the possibility of finding two types of body image distortion: (a) an egocentric perceptual body distortion, referring to internal body sensation affected by intra-individual changes, and (b) an allocentric perceptual body distortion, referring to external body benchmarks constructed by inter-individual comparison occurring in a given cultural context. View Full-Text
Keywords: validation; body dissatisfaction; body distortion; state- and trait-BIDs; perceptual component; bodily feeling validation; body dissatisfaction; body distortion; state- and trait-BIDs; perceptual component; bodily feeling
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Monthuy-Blanc, J.; Bouchard, S.; Ouellet, M.; Corno, G.; Iceta, S.; Rousseau, M. “eLoriCorps Immersive Body Rating Scale”: Exploring the Assessment of Body Image Disturbances from Allocentric and Egocentric Perspectives. J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9, 2926. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9092926

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Monthuy-Blanc J, Bouchard S, Ouellet M, Corno G, Iceta S, Rousseau M. “eLoriCorps Immersive Body Rating Scale”: Exploring the Assessment of Body Image Disturbances from Allocentric and Egocentric Perspectives. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2020; 9(9):2926. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9092926

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Monthuy-Blanc, Johana, Stéphane Bouchard, Marilou Ouellet, Giulia Corno, Sylvain Iceta, and Michel Rousseau. 2020. "“eLoriCorps Immersive Body Rating Scale”: Exploring the Assessment of Body Image Disturbances from Allocentric and Egocentric Perspectives" Journal of Clinical Medicine 9, no. 9: 2926. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9092926

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