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Publications [#251657] of Philip R. Costanzo

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Journal Articles

  1. with Friedman, KE; Reichmann, SK; Costanzo, PR; Musante, GJ (2002). Body image partially mediates the relationship between obesity and psychological distress.. Obesity Research, 10(1), 33-41. [11786599], [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/06/20)

    OBJECTIVE: Body image is considered as a potential mediator of the relationship between obesity and psychological distress. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: One hundred ten men and women in a residential weight control facility completed the Multidimensional Body Self-Relations Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, and the Binge Eating Scale. RESULTS: For both men and women, body-image satisfaction partially mediated the relationship between degree of overweight and depression/self-esteem. DISCUSSION: Sociodemographic factors that may influence the relationships among weight, body image, and depression/self-esteem are discussed.

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