Relationship between depression and functional measures in overweight and obese persons with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Depression, Mental (Diagnosis)
Osteoarthritis (Diagnosis)
Overweight persons (Psychological aspects)
Author: Possley, Daniel
Pub Date: 12/31/2009
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
Accession Number: 227281553
Full Text: 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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