Body mass index and health-related quality of life in patients preparing for coronary angiography

Dojcinovski, Ilija and Naumoska, Ljubica and Ristovska, Frosina and Mitrev, Zan (2012) Body mass index and health-related quality of life in patients preparing for coronary angiography. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Abstract

There is evidence that body mass index (BMI) is related to some extent to the health related quality of life (HRQoL) in different populations. The purpose of our study was to investigate the relationship between the BMI and the HRQoL in patients awaiting coronary angiography. The sample consisted of 100 patients (68 males and 32 females) with symptomatology indicated for coronary angiography. For all of them BMI was calculated. They were also administered Duke Health profile questionnaire which measures adult self-reported functional health status. The findings reveal that BMI is related to some aspects of HRQoL. Considering this, health counseling directed at regulating body weight as part of the positive health behavior can benefit and improve some domains of the HRQoL and the QoL per se of the individuals having health problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: body mass index, health-related quality of life, coronary angiography, health counseling, positive health behavior
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Zan Mitrev
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2013 10:07
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2015 10:05
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/5793

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