Relationship between depression and functional measures in overweight and obese persons with osteoarthritis of the knee.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Overweight persons (Psychological aspects)
|Publication:||Name: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development Publisher: Department of Veterans Affairs Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Department of Veterans Affairs ISSN: 0748-7711|
|Issue:||Date: Dec 31, 2009 Source Volume: 46 Source Issue: 9|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
Depression is common in individuals with chronic illness who are
overweight and obese. We examined the relationship between depression
symptoms, perceived physical function, and physical performance in 105
adults with osteoarthritis of the knee who were overweight and obese.
Forty-two percent of the sample was classified as depressed according to
the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale. A moderate
relationship was observed between perceived physical function and
physical performance in patients who were not depressed that did not
exist in patients reporting depressive symptoms. Poorer function and
younger age accounted for 29% of the variance in depressive symptoms.
Daniel Possley, DO, et al.
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