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  • PublicationOpen Access
    Evaluation of the Effect of Hedonic Hunger on Purchasing Behavior in Adult Individuals
    (Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Üniversitesi, 2022) BİÇER, NİHAN ÇAKIR; AKBURAK, İPEK
    Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of individuals’ hedonic hunger status on their purchasing behaviors. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 218 individuals, 147 females and 71 males, aged 18-65 years. Questions about demographic characteristics and eating habits, Power of the Food Scale (PFS), Hedonic and Utilitarian Purchasing Behavior Scale were applied via an online questionnaire. The study protocol was approved by the Ethical Committee of the Acıbadem Mehmet Aydınlar University with the number of 2021-17/10. Results: PFS total score was determined as 3.03±0.82 in females and 2.51±0.90 in males (p<0.05). According to PFS, the frequency of hedonic hunger in females (70.7%) was higher than in males (49.3%) (p<0.05). Hedonic Consumption Behavior Scale (HCBS) total and subscale scores were higher in females than males (p<0.05). A positive correlation was found between PFS and HCBS scores in females and in males between PFS and HCBS and between PFS and Utilitarian Consumption Behaviors Scale scores (p<0.05). Conclusion: Hedonic hunger and hedonic consumption behavior frequency were found to be higher and related to each other in females. It is believed that practices aimed at raising awareness in the consumption of food and non-food products and developing utilitarian purchasing behavior will contribute to weight control and sustainability.
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    Lockdown Changed Us in Turkey Eating Behaviors, Depression Levels, and Body Weight Changes During Lockdown
    (Mattioli 1885, 2021) BİÇER, NİHAN ÇAKIR; Baş, Murat; Köse, Gizem; Duru, Pırıl Şenol; Baş, Dilşat; Karaca, Esen; Köseoğlu, Selen
    Nationwide lockdown is a proven strategy to decrease inter-human transmission of the COVID-19. Prolonged home stay may be associated with some potential side effects as weight gain, depression, physical inactivity, unbalanced diet, and behavioral addiction disorders. During March-May of the social lockdown, Turkish adults (n:2955) completed an online sociodemographic form, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Three Factor Eating Questionnaire (TFEQ)-21. During lockdown, 51.1% of the participants gained weight and TFEQ-21, emotional and uncontrolled eating scores were increased (p<0.001). Analysis showed that incraese in body weight was significantly related to the TFEQ-21 score, depression level, having a disease, decreased exercise, increased alcohol consumption, dismissal from work and reduced smoking (p<0.001). There were significant changes in uncontrolled and emotional eating, and cognitive restriction during the lockdown period. Additionally, changes in eating habits and physical activity may influence weight gain.