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Quality of Life and Depressive Symptoms in Female Models

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DOI: 10.4236/health.2016.811107    1,316 Downloads   1,664 Views

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The purpose of the present study was to analyze quality of life (QoL) levels and depressive symptoms in female models in comparison to non-models. The study was conducted in Estacao Saúde Gym, in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The sample of the study was composed of ten runaway and/or commercial female models between the ages of 15 and 25 from Cast One Models agency and eight control adolescent and young adult students from public/private schools and universities, all from Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Quality of life and depressive symptoms of all participants were evaluated. Data were described by mean and standard deviation values. The main results were analyzed by independent t-test for comparison between models and non-models, adopting a significance level (α) of 0.05. No differences were found between the groups in the analyzed variables (p > 0.05). The results of our study, suggest that professional runaway and commercial female models have similar QoL and depressive symptoms when compared to their control counterparts.

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Lisboa, S. , Delevatti, R. , Kanitz, A. , Schuch, F. , Bracht, C. and Kruel, L. (2016) Quality of Life and Depressive Symptoms in Female Models. Health, 8, 1040-1048. doi: 10.4236/health.2016.811107.

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