Executive Function of Performance (Inhibition) in Obesity Patients



Introduction: The main aim of the current study was to investigate the performance of the obese individuals comparing with the normal subjects and those who recovered by diet regime on the executive function.
Method: Three groups of women subjects from Tehran city including obesity group (N= 30, BMI ≥30 kg/m2), recovered obesity group (N=30, has reduced their weight by diet), and normal control group (N=30, without any history of obesity and psychological problems) who were matched by age and level of education were participated at this study. The instruments were included Wisconsin Cart Sorting Test (WCST), Stroop task, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and State – Trait Anxiety Inventory.
Results: The results showed that obese group and recovered group performed worse than normal group on Wisconsin Cart Sorting Test (WCST) and Stroop task.
Conclusion: The results are consisting with the previous findings and also indicated that the obese patients suffer from cognitive problems.