Volume 29, Issue 5 (Monthly_Aug 2018)                   Studies in Medical Sciences 2018, 29(5): 317-326 | Back to browse issues page

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Valizadeh N, Peirouvi T, Haghighi M. Relationship between overweight and obesity with depression symptoms in women referring to health centers of Urmia City. Studies in Medical Sciences 2018; 29 (5) :317-326
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-4405-en.html
Maternal and Childhood Obesity Research Center, School of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran , nvalizadeh2008@gmail.com
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Background & Aims: Obesity is one of the most important diseases with rising prevalence that causes different kinds of physical and psychiatric health problems .The relationship between obesity and depression is controversial. We designed this study to evaluate the possible relationship in women referring to health centers of Urmia city.
Materials & Methods: In a descriptive study 637 women aged 16-65 years old referring to health centers of Urmia city were enrolled and entered to the study. Body weight, height and body mass index (BMI) of all participants were measured. Individual information were recorded in a questionnaire. Depressive symptoms assessed by Beck depression inventory (BDI). The data were analyzed by independent sample T-test, Chi-square, Log linear and ANOVA tests using SPSS version 16.  The level of statistical significance was settled as p<0.05.
Results: Among all study subjects depression score increased as in the same line with BMI (Pv =0.015 r=0.096). Also there was a positive correlation between age and depression (r=0.115, PV= 0.004). The mean of depression score in overweight and obese women was significantly higher than normal weight and lean women (PV =0.001).
Conclusion: Depression score increased with increased BMI in women. We suggest to future researchers to conduct studies about the relationship between obesity and depression in women and also possible involvement of factors such as job, self-satisfaction of the body appearance, sedentary life, and also their familial and social status. Adequate training is also suggested to raise women awareness of the complications of obesity and overweight.
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