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Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal
Year : 2015, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 108) Last page : ( 112)
Print ISSN : 0973-5666. Online ISSN : 0973-5674.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-5674.2015.00063.5

Anxiety and Depression Level in Obese People with Diabetes and Hypertension - a Survey

Saxena Anushri, BPT Student, Kaur Gurpreet, Lecturer

College of Applied Education and Health Sciences, Roorkee Road, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Online published on 6 April, 2015.


Purpose of the Study

Obesity is strongly associated with diabetes and hypertension, which in turn are related to anxiety and depression. Purpose of the study is to check the level of anxiety and depression in obese population with diabetes and hypertension and to compare them.


100 subjects were included in the study. The subjects were assigned into two groups. Group I (n=50) consisted of obese with diabetes and Group II(n=50)consisted of obese with hypertension. The DASS questionnaire was distributed to all the subjects which contains 42 symptoms divided into three sub-scales of 14 items consisting of depression scale, anxiety scale and stress scale. Then The Participants Were Asked To Rate The Extent To Which They Are Experiencing Each Symptom.


There is a statistically significant variation seen in stress level in hypertensive people in contrast to diabetic people, whereas in anxiety and depression scale in diabetes is variable.


There is a statistically significant variation in stress level in obese people with hypertension. Whereas anxiety and depression level have no significant variation.



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