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Assessment of the Psycho Social Problems associated with Obese Adolescents

Ms. Sivaranjani, Mrs. Prabavathy, Mrs. K Jayanthi

Keywords : Psycho Social Problems, Obese Adolescents

Citation Information : MS, MP, Jayanthi MK. Assessment of the Psycho Social Problems associated with Obese Adolescents. 2017; 10 (2):35-37.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-10-2-35

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


This study assess the psychosocial problems associated with obese adolescents in selected Government Higher Secondary Schools at Puducherry. The conceptual frame work used in the present study was Rosen Stock health belief Theory. The study design adopted was Non experimental study design. Subjects were selected using stratified random sampling technique. Semi structured interview questions were used to assess the psychosocial problems of adolescents and questionnaire to identify the demographic data of the students. The data assessed were analysed by using both descriptive and inferential statistics. 68% of adolescents had the high level psychosocial problems 38% had moderate level of psychosocial problems. The p valve is p< 0.05 which proved that there was a significant association between the psychosocial problems and obesity.

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