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The relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese individuals

Sinay Önen, Ersin Budak.

Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese participants who underwent bariatric surgery. In this study, 35 morbidly obese individuals before bariatric surgery were evaluated with Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) and Öktem Verbal Memory Processes Test (OVMPT). A significant positive correlation was found between axiety and depressive scores and perseverative error. In addition, a significant positive correlation was found between BAE scores and number of perseverative error (r = 0.381, p= 0.024) and percentage of perseverative error (r = 0.3337, p= 0.048). There was a significant positive correlation between BDI scores and percentage of perseverative error (r = 0.3337, p= 0.048). According to hierarchical regression analysis, 20.6% anxiety scores were explained by instant and long-term memory and perseverative error scores (F = 3.94, p= 0.017). Inclusion of cognitive flexibility and memory-related cognitive remediation programs in weight reduction strategies after bariatric surgery in individuals with depression and anxiety symptoms may be beneficial in increasing postoperative weight loss success.

Key words: Obesity, cognitive flexibility, anxiety, depression


 
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Sinay Önen|Ersin Budak|. [The relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese individuals ]. JCBPR. 2020; 9(3): 211-220. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.72328


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Sinay Önen|Ersin Budak|. [The relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese individuals ]. http://www.jcbpr.org/?mno=72328 [Access: September 03, 2021]. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.72328


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Sinay Önen|Ersin Budak|. [The relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese individuals ]. JCBPR. 2020; 9(3): 211-220. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.72328



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Sinay Önen|Ersin Budak|. [The relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese individuals ]. JCBPR. (2020), [cited September 03, 2021]; 9(3): 211-220. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.72328



Harvard Style

Sinay Önen|Ersin Budak| (2020) [The relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese individuals ]. JCBPR, 9 (3), 211-220. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.72328



Turabian Style

Sinay Önen|Ersin Budak|. 2020. [The relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese individuals ]. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 9 (3), 211-220. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.72328



Chicago Style

Sinay Önen|Ersin Budak|. "[The relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese individuals ]." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 9 (2020), 211-220. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.72328



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Sinay Önen|Ersin Budak|. "[The relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese individuals ]." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 9.3 (2020), 211-220. Print.Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.72328



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Sinay Önen|Ersin Budak| (2020) [The relationship between depression and anxiety symptoms and decreased cognitive flexibility in morbidly obese individuals ]. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 9 (3), 211-220. Turkish. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.72328