Sintomi depressivi e bassa autostima in bambini e adolescenti obesi

Translated title of the contribution: Depressive symptoms and low self-estreem in obese children and adolescents

S. Cortese, M. Cuzzolaro, C. Maffeis, F. Piccolo, G. Ferrucci, L. Tatò, F. Pajno-Ferrara, B. Dalla Bernardina

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Aim. The aim of th study was to assess the prevalence of depressive symptoms and low self-esteem (SE) in a clinical sample of obese children and adolescents; to examine whether Body Mass Index (BMI) or age are correlated to scores of depression and SE. Methods. Fifty-five obese patients, aged 9-16 years, completed 2 questionnaires: the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) and the Multidimensional Self Concept Scale (MSCS), which assesses global SE and 6 specific domains of SE (Social, Competence, Affect, Academic, Family and Physical). Results. The prevalence of depressive symptoms and low global SE was not significantly different from normative data of the general pediatric population. The mean overall scores on CDI (8±4.69) and MSCS (96.6±11.54) fell within the normal range (0-19 and 85-115, respectively). The lowest scores in specific domains of MSCS were obtained in Physical SE (94.42±12.64). The scores on questionnaires were not significantly correlated to BMI or age. A significant negative correlation between Physical SE scores and CDI scores was found (r=-0.43; p

Translated title of the contributionDepressive symptoms and low self-estreem in obese children and adolescents
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Pediatrica
Volume57
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Cortese, S., Cuzzolaro, M., Maffeis, C., Piccolo, F., Ferrucci, G., Tatò, L., Pajno-Ferrara, F., & Dalla Bernardina, B. (2005). Sintomi depressivi e bassa autostima in bambini e adolescenti obesi. Minerva Pediatrica, 57(2), 65-71.