A study of affect regulation in obesity in egypt

H.E.Elsheikh, M.M.El-Hamady, Sh.F.Abd Elmaksoud and A.A.Dawud"


obesity is a pandemic associated with increased mortality and a lot of morbidities. Although humans have an impressive capacity for self-regulation, failures are common and people lose control of their behavior in a wide variety of circumstances. Such failures are an important cause of several contemporary societal problems like obesity. The aim of this work is to find out the role of affect regulation in cases of adults with obesity.This study included thirty study group with obesity and 30 control group. This study was designed to evaluate the cases with obesity, who were diagnosed by using the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale. All the cases and controls completed the Trans Meta Mood Scale (TMMS) and the General Health Questionaire-28 (GHQ-28).

Key words

Obesity, Affect regulation, Emotion.