Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
  Home | About Us | Editorial Board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Instructions | Contact | Advertise | Submission | Login 
Users Online: 1930 
Wide layoutNarrow layoutFull screen layoutHome Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-58

Psychiatric correlates of obesity in women and its impact on quality of life

1 Dept. of psychiatry, SMS medical college, Jaipur, India
2 Dept. of psychiatry, MGM Medical College, Indore, India
3 Dept. of Psychiatry, SDMH, Jaipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Ram K Solanki
D-840, Malviya nagar, Jaipur
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.43135

Rights and Permissions

To find out Sociodemographic profile of obese & overweight females and compare their psychiatric profile, eating behavior & quality of life. Methods and Material: The study was conducted at obesity clinic (specialty clinic) at SMS hospital, Jaipur. Females meeting the inclusion criteria were divided in 3 group obese, overweight & normal weight according to BMI. After collecting Sociodemographic data they were subjected to Hindi version of MHQ, Eating attitude test-26 & short form health survey. Statistical analysis used: mean, standard deviation, chi square test & ANOVA Results: In obese subjects, scores on subscale of MHQ were significantly different except for hysterical subscale. The obese females scored higher on EAT-26, showing more abnormal behavior. There was significant difference on all domains of quality of life except social functioning & role impairment due to emotional factors. Conclusions: Clinically obese and overweight females are vulnerable to psychological ill health. They also show different Sociodemographic characteristic, impaired quality of life and eating attitude. These aspects should be considered, so that obesity can be managed in a better way.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded328    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal