Volume 9, Issue 3 (volume 9, number 3 2017)                   IJDO 2017, 9(3): 126-131 | Back to browse issues page

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MS in Medical Education, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Bahonar Hospital, Kerman, Iran.
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Objective: The treatment of obesity besides weight loss will have numerous psychological effects. The obese patients have different body image, poor hope and quality of life that influence the process of their treatment. The aim of this study was to compare body image, quality of life and hope in obese women with diet therapy and obese women who are not under diet therapy.
Materials and Methods: The analytical cross-sectional study was carried out on 180 obese women in Kerman during 2016, by convenient sampling. In this study 90 obese women were under obesity treatment regimen in Nutrition centers of Kerman and 90 obese women who were not under obesity treatment regimen. The World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (1991) with a reliability of 86.0 and life expectancy Schneider (1991) with a reliability of 81.0 was used.
Results: The mean score of body image differences between two studied groups were statistically significant (P-value:0.001). The value of T differences between the quality of life of two studied groups was 2.25 (P-value:0.001) and was significant with 99% confidence interval.
Conclusion: The results showed that there was a significant difference between body image of obese women receiving diet therapy and obese women who did not receive diet therapy. In other words, obese women receiving diet therapy had more positive body image; although body image scores of both groups showed that they are not satisfied with their body image.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/12/23 | Accepted: 2017/12/23 | Published: 2017/12/23