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Is Obesity More Than a Double Burden among People with Mobility Disability? : The Effect of Obesity on HRQoL and Participation in Society

Holmgren, Marianne LU ; de Munter, Jeroen S; Rasmussen, Finn LU ; Sandberg, Magnus LU and Ahlström, Gerd LU (2017) In Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland) 5(4).
Abstract

Obesity is more common in individuals with mobility disability than in those without this condition. Individuals with mobility disability also have lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and are limited in their participation in society. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the body mass index (BMI) status and the association of overweight or obesity on HRQoL and participation in society among those with mobility disability in comparison to those without mobility disability. This cross-sectional study was based on a health survey conducted in Sweden in 2012 (n = 18,322; age, 18-64 years). Logistic regression with and without interaction analysis was applied. Effect modification by overweight status was significant for,... (More)

Obesity is more common in individuals with mobility disability than in those without this condition. Individuals with mobility disability also have lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and are limited in their participation in society. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the body mass index (BMI) status and the association of overweight or obesity on HRQoL and participation in society among those with mobility disability in comparison to those without mobility disability. This cross-sectional study was based on a health survey conducted in Sweden in 2012 (n = 18,322; age, 18-64 years). Logistic regression with and without interaction analysis was applied. Effect modification by overweight status was significant for, moderate pain. For obesity, effect modification was seen for low general health, pain (moderate and severe), and not participating in work. BMI was higher among those with mobility disability, but no associations between overweight or obesity and HRQoL or participation in society were observed for those with mobility disability. Overweight and obesity did not add an additional burden to mobility disability, probably because mobility disability is associated with low HRQoL and low participation in society. Despite these results, population obesity prevention strategies are still needed.

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10.3390/healthcare5040079
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  articleno    = {79},
  author       = {Holmgren, Marianne and de Munter, Jeroen S and Rasmussen, Finn and Sandberg, Magnus and Ahlström, Gerd},
  issn         = {2227-9032},
  keyword      = { mobility disability, disabled person, overweight},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  number       = {4},
  series       = {Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)},
  title        = {Is Obesity More Than a Double Burden among People with Mobility Disability? : The Effect of Obesity on HRQoL and Participation in Society},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare5040079},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2017},
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