Physical and Mental Factors Associated with Obesity in Individuals with Mental Disorders Attending Psychiatric Day-Care Facilities

@inproceedings{Saiga2013PhysicalAM,
  title={Physical and Mental Factors Associated with Obesity in Individuals with Mental Disorders Attending Psychiatric Day-Care Facilities},
  author={Michiko Saiga and Takashi Watanabe and Shin-ichi Yoshioka},
  booktitle={Yonago acta medica},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Individuals with mental disorders have increased rates of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Here we evaluated factors influencing obesity in individuals with mental disorders who were attending psychiatric day-care facilities on an outpatient basis. METHODS The subjects (n = 108) were outpatients attending hospital-based rehabilitation programs. We assessed body fat, weight, height, waist circumference, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, Geriatric Depression Scale-15 (GDS) scores… CONTINUE READING
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