Investigating the relationship between the degree of kyphosis and psychological factors in male students of Tehran University

samadi, hadi (2008) Investigating the relationship between the degree of kyphosis and psychological factors in male students of Tehran University. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 10 (37). pp. 55-61.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the degree of kyphosis and psychological factorsin male students of Tehran University. Methods and Materials: This study was a descriptive research and was run using correlation method. Fifty four male students, whose degree of kyphosis were more than 40°, voluntarily participated in the present study. The degree of kyphosis was measured by using spinalmouse between T1 to T12 thoracic vertebral and modified MMPI questionnaire (α=0.82). Furthermore, Beck's depression questionnaire (α=0.85) and Spielberger's anxiety inventory state (α=0.87) were used to assess hypochondriasis, depression and anxiety respectively. Results: The analysis of data by Pearson correlation coefficient showed that there was no significant relationship between the degree of kyphosis and hypochandria (r= 0.51; P= 0.12), depression (r= 0.56; P= 0.56) and anxiety (r=-0.36; P= 0.30). Conclusion: The result of this study shows that the existing kyphosis in male students by itself may not indicate anxiety, depression, and hypochandria in them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 21:08
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 21:08
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5948

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