Quality of life, disability, and body mass index are related in obese patients

Anna Sirtori, Amelia Brunani, Antonio Liuzzi, Lucia Pasqualinotto, Valentina Villa, Matilde Leonardi, Alberto Raggi

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The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between health-related quality of life (QoL), disability, and degree of obesity. Adult obese patients (BMI>30) were consecutively enrolled in this cross-sectional observational study. The WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II) and the short version of the impact of weight on QoL (IWQoL-Lite) were administered. Spearman's rank correlation analysis was performed. A P value of less than 0.01 was used to set the statistical significance. A total of 117 patients (mean age: 47.4 years, mean BMI: 43.7) were enrolled. Correlations between WHO-DAS II and IWQoL-Lite were between 0.21 and 0.78. BMI between 0.19 and 0.26 correlated with WHO-DAS II and BMI between 0.23 and 0.49 correlated with IWQoL-Lite. In conclusion, low/moderate correlations between BMI index, disability, and health-related QoL measures, and a low association between the two outcome measures are reported, supporting the idea that they underline different and not transposable dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Research
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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Keywords

  • disability
  • health-related quality of life
  • impact of weight on quality of life
  • obesity
  • WHO Disability Assessment Schedule II

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Medicine(all)

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Quality of life, disability, and body mass index are related in obese patients. / Sirtori, Anna; Brunani, Amelia; Liuzzi, Antonio; Pasqualinotto, Lucia; Villa, Valentina; Leonardi, Matilde; Raggi, Alberto.

In: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, Vol. 34, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 270-272.

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