Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures

Title

Obesity and Depression in Women

Organization/Association/Group

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference

Date of original Performance / Presentation

4-30-2009

Abstract

OBESITY AND DEPRESSION IN WOMEN INTRODUCTION Both depression and obesity are common public health problems in the US. The purpose of this study was to find out if obese women were more prone to depression than their female counterparts of normal weight. METHOD: Target population: Women aged 20-60 years who attended AnMed Family Medicine Center over a two- month period. Instrument: Beck Depression Inventory. RESULTS: 227 questionnaires were filled out. A correlation analysis and T – test were done. DISCUSSION: The findings of this study supported my hypothesis that female obese patients have a significantly higher likelihood of being depressed.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

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