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ERIC Number: EJ913471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-2080-2234
Physical Self-Concept, Trait Depression and Readiness for Physical Activity of Obese Patients
Boros, Szilvia; Halmy, Laszlo
Biomedical Human Kinetics, v1 p60-62 2009
Study aim: To assess the physical self-concept, trait depression and readiness for physical activity in relation to the degree of obesity. Material and methods: Obese (Grade I and II; n = 59) and morbidly obese (Grade III; n = 42) patients aged 30-66 years, as well as 83 non-obese college students aged 30 [plus or minus] 7.3 years were studied. Physical self-concept, trait depression and readiness for physical activity were determined apart from anthropometric measurements including body fat content. Results: Physical self-concept was inversely associated with the degree of obesity. Morbidly obese (Grade III) who were more satisfied with their body were also more ready for physical activity (r = 0.394; p less than 0.01). Trait depression and physical self-concept were negatively correlated in both groups. Conclusion: Body satisfaction may play an important role in the protection against depression and enhance the readiness for physical activity of obese patients. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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