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Mod Care J 2012, 9(1): 40-48 Back to browse issues page
Correlation between body mass index, body image and depression among women referring to Health Clinic of Hazrat–e-Ali Hospital Health Clinic in Karaj (2009)
Sh Zeighami Mohammadi , F Mojdeh
Instructor Islamic Azad University , zeighami@kiau. ac. ir
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  Background and Aim: Obesity is a major health concern that is prevalent in women. Obesity and overweight affect physical and psychological well-being. The aim of the present study was to determine correlation between body mass index, body image, and depression among women referring to health clinic of Hazrat-e-Ali hospital in Karaj in 2009.

  Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive- correlational study conducted on 200 women referring to the health clinic of Hazrat-e-Ali hospital in Karaj in 2009, who were selected through convenience sampling, and then, assessed. Necessary information was collected by means of demographic data form, a multi - dimensional body self -image questionnaire evaluation (MBSRQ-AE), body shape questionnaire and (CES-D) center for epidemiologic studies depression scale. The obtained data was analyzed by SPSS software using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and coefficient Pearson's correlation at the significant level P<0.05.

  Results: The findings indicated that mean body mass index was 25.6 ± 3.8, mean score of body image was 118.2 ± 12.5, body dissatisfaction 72.9 ± 33.1 and mean depression was 17.6 ± 11.6. Overweight was diagnosed in 45.5% of women, moderate body image was observed in 32.5%, 29% of the women expressed mild body dissatisfaction and 31.5% suffered mild to moderate depression. There was a significant negative correlation between body mass index with score of body image (P=0.002) and a positive correlation with body dissatisfaction (P<0.001) and score of depression (P=0.002). There was a negative correlation between score of depression and body image (P=0.038) and a positive correlation with body dissatisfaction (P=0.002).

  Conclusion: The present study showed that overweight and obesity in women leads to a negative body image and increases body dissatisfaction and depression.

Keywords: Body Mass Index, Body Image, Body Weight, Depression, Female
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Received: 2012/09/11 | Accepted: 2012/09/11
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Zeighami Mohammadi S, Mojdeh F. Correlation between body mass index, body image and depression among women referring to Health Clinic of Hazrat–e-Ali Hospital Health Clinic in Karaj (2009). Mod Care J. 2012; 9 (1) :40-48
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