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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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GARZUZI, Yara et al. Behavioral profile of children and adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome and exogenous obesity. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.1, pp. 167-178. ISSN 1516-3687.

The objective of present study was compared the behavioral profile of two different groups of children and adolescents with obesity. Ten subjects presented diagnoses of exogenous obesity and ten Prader-Willi syndrome. The Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic disease which the main behavioral symptom is hyperphagia. The samples were paired by sex and age, with mean age of 12 years. In the evaluation of behavioral profile was utilized Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL/6-18). In the most cases children with exogenous obesity have obtained better results than the referred with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Into the comparison by mean of ANOVA univariate identified significant differences between the groups in the scales: school (p = 0.001), social problems (p = 0.012), thought problems (p = 0.001), attention problems (p = 0.048), rule-breaking behavior (p = 0.019); aggressive behavior (p = 0.003) and conduct problems (p = 0.001). The differences suggested the need of counseling psychological strategies in the Prader-Willi syndrome group.

Keywords : Behavioral profile; Children; Adolescents; Exogenous obesity; Prader-Willi syndrome.

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