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Family functioning and its clinical correlates in overweight and obese patients.
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PMID:  22102408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aim: In this study, our aim is to evaluate the differences in family functions and anxiety between normal, overweight, and obese subjects. Method: Overweight and obese patients were selected from the outpatient clinic of internal medicine department of a university hospital. Patients were grouped into three as normal weight (n=82), overweight (n=33) and obese (n=50) patients. Normal weight group included healthy subjects. The individuals were examined by the same psychiatrist (MA). Beck Anxiety Inventory and Family Assessment Device were applied to all groups. Results: When compared to normal weight patients, obese and overweight patients had significantly higher anxiety scores and higher scores in general functions, problem solving, communication, roles, affective responsiveness, and behavior control dimensions which reflect increased dysfunctions in their families. The total level of dysfunction that patients experience was predicted by alcohol dependence in the family during childhood period, any medical disorder in the current family, anxiety level and body mass index. Conclusion: When treating them clinicians should keep in mind that families of obese and overweight patients may have higher levels of dysfunctions.
Yasin Bez; Mustafa Ari; Cumali Gokce; Murat Celik; Hasan Kaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating and weight disorders : EWD     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1590-1262     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9707113     Medline TA:  Eat Weight Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Dicle University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Diyarbakir, Turkey.
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