Publication: Lockdown Changed Us in Turkey Eating Behaviors, Depression Levels, and Body Weight Changes During Lockdown
Nationwide lockdown is a proven strategy to decrease inter-human transmission of the COVID-19. Prolonged home stay may be associated with some potential side effects as weight gain, depression, physical inactivity, unbalanced diet, and behavioral addiction disorders. During March-May of the social lockdown, Turkish adults (n:2955) completed an online sociodemographic form, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Three Factor Eating Questionnaire (TFEQ)-21. During lockdown, 51.1% of the participants gained weight and TFEQ-21, emotional and uncontrolled eating scores were increased (p<0.001). Analysis showed that incraese in body weight was significantly related to the TFEQ-21 score, depression level, having a disease, decreased exercise, increased alcohol consumption, dismissal from work and reduced smoking (p<0.001). There were significant changes in uncontrolled and emotional eating, and cognitive restriction during the lockdown period. Additionally, changes in eating habits and physical activity may influence weight gain.
Covid-19, Pandemic, Lockdown, Body Weight Management, Eating Behaviors, Depression
Çakır Biçer N, Baş M, Köse G, Şenol Duru P, Baş D, Karaca Çelik E, Köseoğlu S. Lockdown Changed Us in Turkey Eating Behaviors, Depression Levels, and Body Weight Changes during Lockdown: An Online Survey in Turkey. Progr Nutr [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 7