Association and comparison of signs/symptoms of depression with quality of life and anthropometric measures of university employees

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i9.31363

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Depression; Quality of life; Anthropometric measurements; Women; Adults.

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Objective: To evaluate the signs/symptoms of depression in university employees and to verify the relationship of these variables with quality of life and anthropometric and body composition variables. Methods: In total, 103 female employees of a university were evaluated, with a mean age between 36 and 40 years. Signs/symptoms of depression were assessed using the Beck inventory, quality of life (QoL) with the health status questionnaire (SF-36V2), and body composition with skinfolds. The anthropometric measures evaluated were weight, waist circumference (WC), and hip circumference (HC) and the body mass index (BMI) and waist-hip ratio (WHR) were calculated. Results: When evaluating women with/without signs and symptoms of depression, the groups with depression had higher BMI (∆=1.93kg/m², p=0.019) and WHR (∆=0.03, p=0.030). In the pairwise comparison, the group with severe signs/symptoms had mean scores below 50% for all QoL domains, except for functional capacity (∆=26.94, p=0.007). All QoL domains were inversely related to signs/symptoms of depression. Conclusion: Women with signs and symptoms of depression present a higher BMI, a WHR above predicted values, and worse QoL compared to those without depression.

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BORGES, A. R. .; VENÂNCIO, P. E. M. .; SILVA, P. H. de A. .; COSME, A. S. M. .; SOARES, V. Association and comparison of signs/symptoms of depression with quality of life and anthropometric measures of university employees . Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 9, p. e9711931363, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i9.31363. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/31363. Acesso em: 13 aug. 2022.

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