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A Study on Quality of Life of Overweight and Obese Women Using SF-36

  • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Abbr : J Korean Med Obes Res
  • 2012, 12(1), pp.1-8
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

Kyoung-Sun Park 1 김진우 1 조준영 1 Jin-Moo Lee 1

1경희대학교 한의과대학 한방부인과학교실

ABSTRACT

ObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to examine quality of life of overweight & obese women using SF-36MethodsWe studied 244 patients visiting Gangdong Kyung Hee University Hospital from 1st April 2011 to 30th November 2011. The subjects were categorized in two groups, normal group(n=158) and overweight & obesity group(n=86). We studied the difference of SF-36 scores between tho groups by independent samples t-test and correlation between anthropometry and SF-36 scores by Pearson's correlation coefficient test using SPSS for windows(version 13.0). ResultsOverweight & obesity group significantly showed lower quality of life in the domains of physical functioning, bodily pain, and social functioning than normal group. some of body weight, fat mass, body mass index, percent body fat, fat distribution and quality of life in the domains of physical functioning, role-physical, bodily pain, general health, social functioning, role-emotional significantly showed negative correlation coefficient. ConclusionsThe results suggest that overweight and obese women tend to show lower quality of life.

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