Obesity-related disability: Key factors identified by the international classification of functioning, disability and health

Alberto Raggi, Amelia Brunani, Anna Sirtori, Antonio Liuzzi, Maria Elisa Berselli, Valentina Villa, Francesca Ceriani, Matilde Leonardi

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Abstract

Purpose. To identify obese patients' disability features considering the level of body impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions in relation to environmental factors' effect. Method. Adult obese inpatients (BMI>35) were enrolled and were administered a set of 166 ICF categories. Count-based indexes were developed for each ICF component: correlations and regression on performance and capacity indexes were performed. Results. Fifty-one patients (62.7 females, mean age 38.1) entered in the study. Description of ICF-based disability components is reported. Capacity is better correlated with body functions (r0.619, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2028-2034
Number of pages7
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Volume32
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • disability
  • ICF classification
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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