2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
A study of depression level between obese and normal female students
Author(s): Dr. Sanjay D Chaudhari and Dr. Anand V Upadhay
The aim of the present study is to find out the Depression Level among the obese and normal female college students. It is being observed that due to obesity they feel somewhat complex in their group as compare to other female students and also this triggers depression in their mind. Hence, young girls are very much conscious about their health and outer appearance. For the present study 20 normal and 20 obese female students of 18 to 28 years of age were selected by adapting purposive sampling technique. So, to assess the effect of obesity on depression level of young female students this study was undertaken. The criterion for selection of topic was based on the WHO classification of Body Mass Index (BMI) in which BMI between 18-31 was considered to be normal weight and overweight while BMI is greater than 32 considered to be obese. To assess Depression level, Center for Epidemiologic studies Depression scale (CES-D), NMH was used. Results showed that Depression level of obese female students was significantly higher as compared to normal weight female students.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sanjay D Chaudhari, Dr. Anand V Upadhay. A study of depression level between obese and normal female students. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):416-417.