The burden of obesity on everyday life: A role for osteoarticular and respiratory diseases

Giulio Marchesini, S. Natale, F. Tiraferri, A. Tartaglia, S. Moscatiello, L. Marchesini Reggiani, N. Villanova, G. Forlani, N. Melchionda

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Abstract

The burden of obesity on patients' everyday life is high; obese subjects perceive a poor Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) in both physical and mental dimensions. We aimed to identify the areas of everyday life limited by health status and factors mainly responsible for perceived problems. The Nottingham Health Profile questionnaire (NHP) was used in 274 obese subjects seeking treatment at a university-based obesity center. Values were compared with normative Italian data, corrected for age and sex. Anthropometric and clinical data were also recorded, and correlated with health status. All domains of NHP were significantly impaired in obesity, the effect size ranging from 0.14 (Emotional Reactions; p=0.02) to 0.99 (Physical Mobility; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-290
Number of pages7
JournalDiabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism - Clinical and Experimental
Volume16
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

Keywords

  • Obesity
  • Osteoarticular disease
  • Quality of life
  • Respiratory disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Food Science
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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    Marchesini, G., Natale, S., Tiraferri, F., Tartaglia, A., Moscatiello, S., Marchesini Reggiani, L., Villanova, N., Forlani, G., & Melchionda, N. (2003). The burden of obesity on everyday life: A role for osteoarticular and respiratory diseases. Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism - Clinical and Experimental, 16(5-6), 284-290.