Understanding the relationship between weight loss, emotional well-being and health-related quality of life in patients attending a specialist obesity weight management service

Wright, F., Boyle, S., Baxter, K., Gilchrist, L., Nellaney, J., Greenlaw, N. and Forde, L. (2013) Understanding the relationship between weight loss, emotional well-being and health-related quality of life in patients attending a specialist obesity weight management service. Journal of Health Psychology, 18(4), pp. 574-586. (doi: 10.1177/1359105312451865)

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Abstract

This study explored predictors of clinically meaningful improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among obese patients completing a specialist weight management programme. One hundred and ninety-nine adults aged from 20–88 with a BMI >30 with comorbidities or BMI>35 with/without comorbidities were sampled. The results suggested that both weight loss and changes in depression were significant predictors of HRQOL improvement. However, predictors differed between weight loss groups. Clinically meaningful improvement in HRQOL was found to be due to weight loss when participants had lost 5 kg or more in weight. In contrast, among individuals who lost 0.1–4.9 kg, improvement in HRQOL was accounted for by positive changes in depression scores.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Greenlaw, Miss Nicola
Authors: Wright, F., Boyle, S., Baxter, K., Gilchrist, L., Nellaney, J., Greenlaw, N., and Forde, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Journal of Health Psychology
ISSN:1359-1053
ISSN (Online):1461-7277
Published Online:27 July 2012

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