Loneliness; Obesity; Self-esteem; Self-rated health; Stress

Psychosocial Variables and Self-Rated Health in Young Adult Obese Women

AIM: The aim of this study is to describe relationships among self-rated health, stress, sleep quality, loneliness, and self-esteem, in obese young adult women.

BACKGROUND: Obesity has steadily increased among young adults and is a major predictor of self-rated health.

METHODS: A sample of 68 obese (BMI 30 or higher, mean 35), young (18-34 years, mean 22) adult women were recruited from a health center. Survey data were gathered and analyzed using descriptive and bivariate procedures to assess relationships and group differences.

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