The PREVALENCE OF PSYCHOPSYCHIATRIC AILMENTS WITHIN OBESE FEMALE MEDICAL STUDENTS OF SOUTH PUNJAB

Authors

  • Ms. Maria Siddiqui 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Amna Mahmood 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Naveera Ayub 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Hafsa Naseer 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Abdullah 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Adnan Shah 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Ahmed Ali Khan 3rd year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Ayesha Maqbool 3rd year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Marwah Asif Lodhi 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Ahmad 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Muzammil 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Talal Malik 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Mahad Wyne 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muhammad Ahmad Karim 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Muaz Ahmad Khan 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Mr. Qasim Bashir 3rd year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Momena Quasim 3rd year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan
  • Ms. Ramisha Chaudhary 4th year MBBS - Nishtar Medical University, Multan

Keywords:

Depression, Anxiety, Female Medical Students, Obesity, Academic Scores

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of depression and anxiety within non-obese & obese female medical students of South Punjab and to observe their academic performance in context of pass percentage. METHODOLOGY: One hundred and six female medical students; fifty-three obese (BMI>24.9 + WHR≥0.8) and fifty-three non-obese (BMI≤24.9 + WHR<0.8) were selected from Nishtar Medical University, Multan, through convenience sampling and were assessed by AKUADS, BDI & BAI for prevalence of depression and anxiety respectively. To observe their academic performance, acquisition of a pass percentage within last professional exam was considered as an indicator to define academic performance in satisfactory terms.

RESULTS: Within the Obese Female Population, 81.1% had depression, and only 18.9% were normal, according to the AKUADS. While interpreting depression on BDI, 79.2% of the obese subjects presented with depression, while 20.8% showed no signs of depression. Moreover, on BAI, 77.4% of the obese females presented with anxiety, while only 22.6% of them were normal. The percentages of depression and anxiety among non-obese females were 22.6%,  26.4% and 20.8% on AKUADS, BDI and BAI respectively. As for academic performance, 79.2% of the obese females showed low academic scores; at the same time, only 20.8% of this population secured high academic scores. 66% of the non-obese subjects performed well academically. CONCLUSION: Obese females have high prevalence of psychopsychiatric ailments and perform less satisfactorily on academic front.

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Published

2022-10-28

How to Cite

Maria Siddiqui, Amna Mahmood, Naveera Ayub, Naseer, H., Muhammad Abdullah, Muhammad Adnan Shah, Ahmed Ali Khan, Ayesha Maqbool, Marwah Asif Lodhi, Muhammad Ahmad, Muhammad Muzammil, Muhammad Talal Malik, Mahad Wyne, Muhammad Ahmad Karim, Muaz Ahmad Khan, Qasim Bashir, Momena Quasim, & Ramisha Chaudhary. (2022). The PREVALENCE OF PSYCHOPSYCHIATRIC AILMENTS WITHIN OBESE FEMALE MEDICAL STUDENTS OF SOUTH PUNJAB . JNMU, 2(2), 35–41. Retrieved from http://journal.nmu.edu.pk/index.php/njs/article/view/24

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