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Nader Hajloo, Jalil Babapour. Psychological correlates of body weight: do the impotence and obesity can be predicted from psychological characteristics?. Payesh. 2013; 12 (2) :177-182
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Objective (s): This study aimed to examine the association between psychological characteristics with impotence and obesity.
Methods: For this post-event study, a sample of 90 students was randomly selected from Mohaghegh Ardabili university. Goldberg mental health questionnaire was used to to measure mental health. Also weight and hight were measured to calculate body mass index (BMI). Accordingly individuals were categorized into theree groups: thin, normal and obese. The data were analyzed with discriminate analysis technique to achieve the study objective.
Results: The results showed that depression, social dysfunction, and body complain were higher in thin than obese and normal individuals. However, the anxiety was higher in obese than thin and normal individuals.
Conclusion: The findings suggest that depression; anxiety, social dysfunction and somatization could predict fatness or thinness.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Medical
Accepted: 2012/02/13 | ePublished ahead of print: 2013/04/20 | Published: 2013/03/15

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