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Health-related quality of life and sense of coherence among people with obesity: Important factors for health management
Luleå tekniska universitet, Omvårdnad.
Luleå tekniska universitet, Omvårdnad.
Luleå tekniska universitet, Omvårdnad.
2014 (English)In: SAGE Open Engineering, ISSN 2050-3113, Vol. 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether health-related quality of life and levels of sense of coherence among people with obesity are correlated with body mass index, age, and gender. Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive research design was used. Subjects (n = 157) were selected from a sample of participants in an ongoing survey and had a body mass index >30 kg/m2. Data were collected using the Short Form-36 Health Survey and the Sense of Coherence Scale. Results: The mean body mass index of women was higher than that of men. Compared to men, a greater proportion of women had a low sense of coherence. There was a significant relationship between low physical health and high body mass index. Female gender and older age correlated with a low sense of coherence and showed a significant association with high body mass index. Conclusion: To increase the health-related quality of life, people with obesity need support to help manage their life situation based on their individual needs and personal resources.

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2014. Vol. 2
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-14321DOI: 10.1177/2050312114546923Local ID: da6ffe27-134d-4e81-b141-c13c726014e9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-14321DiVA: diva2:1098050
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Validerad; 2014; 20140811 (andbra)

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