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G Marchesini, M Bellini, S Natale, C Belsito, S Isacco, C Nuccitelli, F Pasqui, L Baraldi, G Forlani, N Melchionda
UNLABELLED: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is poor in obese patients and not necessarily related to the severity of disease. In a large proportion of patients psychopathological distress is also present and its role on poor HRQL has never been quantified. METHODS: In 207 patients entering a University-based weight-reducing programme (38 males, 169 females), a package of self-administered questionnaires was submitted to measure HRQL (Short-Form 36) and psychopathological distress [general: Symptom Check-List 90 (SCL-90); depression: Beck Depression Inventory (BDI); binge eating: Binge Eating Scale (BES)]...
June 2003: Diabetes, Nutrition & Metabolism
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