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Depressive symptoms among obese patients candidates for bariatric surgery

Grant number: 12/18325-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2012
Effective date (End): October 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Psychiatry
Principal researcher:Wang Yuan Pang
Grantee:Paula Francinelle de Medeiros Paiva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The obesity is currently considered a public health problem with epidemic proportions. Obesity people suffer social injury arising from the prejudice which permeates this health problem. The obesity morbid is constantly associated to the depression, although the relations are not completely clarified. This research is a cross sectional study with morbidly obese patients awaiting bariatric surgery at the Hostital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine of São Paulo (HC-FMUSP). The desired sample of 400 subjects will be recruited consecutively from the waiting list for Bariatric Surgery Clinic. Survey participants will be interviewed by the Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) after the anthropometric measurements of weight and height to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI). Data on depressive symptoms will be analyzed in a descriptive and multivariate way. The scores of depressive symptoms and BMI will be calculated by means of correlation analysis. (AU)

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DUARTE-GUERRA, LEORIDES SEVERO; GORENSTEIN, CLARICE; PAIVA-MEDEIROS, PAULA FRANCINELLE; SANTO, MARCO AURELIO; NETO, FRANCISCO LOTUFO; WANG, YUAN-PANG. Clinical utility of the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale for the detection of depression among bariatric surgery candidates. BMC Psychiatry, v. 16, . (12/18325-0, 12/17435-7, 12/17498-9)

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