Association of Anxiety with Cognition and Academic Performance in Overweight and Obese Adolescents - A Cross Sectional Study

Authors

  • Jeba Chitra, Vinuta Deshpande, Sharon Queenie Crasta

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i4.11296

Keywords:

Adolescent, Obesity, Anxiety, Cognition, Academic Performance

Abstract

Aims: To determine the correlation between cognitive and academic levels in anxious overweight/obese
adolescents.
Methods: The Spence Child Anxiety Scale (SCAS) was used to check the level of anxiety on 98 overweight/
obese adolescents aged 12-16 years. After meeting inclusion criteria participants were evaluated by Mini
Mental State Examination (MMSE) for level of cognition and Academic Performance Rating Scale (APRS)
for academic performance.
Results: 5.10% of obese/overweight adolescents had moderate cognition, and 13.27% mild cognition. No
significant association was seen in BMI and anxiety with cognition and academic performance, however, a
positive correlation was seen between cognition and academic performance (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Anxiety rates in overweight/obese adolescents are not directly proportional to levels of
cognition and academic performance. However, age rise has a correlation with BMI rise and level of anxiety.
The research showed that cognition levels are associated with academic performance.

Author Biography

Jeba Chitra, Vinuta Deshpande, Sharon Queenie Crasta

1
Dean & Professor, Department of Neurological Physiotherapy, 2
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric
Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, 3
PG Student, Department of Pediatric Physiotherapy, KAHER
Institute of Physiotherapy

Published

2020-10-15