Pondicherry Journal of Nursing

Register      Login

VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 2 ( May-Aug, 2018 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Assessment of the Psycho Social Problems associated with Obese Adolescents

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

Keywords : Psycho Social Problems, Obese Adolescents

Citation Information : MS, MP, K MJ. Assessment of the Psycho Social Problems associated with Obese Adolescents. 2018; 11 (2):35-37.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-11-2-35

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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.


PDF Share
  1. Ramachandran et al, “prevalence of overweight in urban adolescent,” Indian journal of nursing. 2002.
  2. Rebecca M et al, “stigma of obesity,” Rudd center for food policy andobesity. 2008.
  3. Hach L et al, “obesity and risk for mental disorders in a representative German adult,” Institute of medical pharmacology.1999.
  4. Tremblay et al, “The interaction role of obesity and pubertal timing on psychosocial adjustment of adolescent girls,” Dept of psychology.2000.
  5. Wardle J et al, “ Depression in adolescent obesity,” International journal of obesity. 2006.
  6. William H, “Health consequences of obesity in youth,” Tufts universityschool of medicine. 1 998.
  7. Ronald. 1 et al, “overweight, obesity, youth and health-risk behaviors,” American journal of preventive medicine.2010.
  8. Boneberger A et al, “Association between peer relationship problems and childhood overweight and obesity,” Institute of adolescent medicine.2010.
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.