Effect of BMI, Blood Parameters and Life Pattern on KOQOL in Health Checkup Examinees of College Students

대학생 건강검진 수검자의 BMI, 혈액인자, 생활습관이 비만관련 삶의 질에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2014.09.16
  • Accepted : 2014.10.01
  • Published : 2014.10.31

Abstract

Objectives The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of BMI (body mass index), blood parameters and life pattern on KOQOL (Korean version of obesity-related quality-of-life scale) in Health checkup examinees of college students. Methods A group of 2992 test subjects took their medical examination. With their height and weight, we diagnosed obesity according to BMI. KOQOL was measured by survey conducted using self-report questionnaires, after excluding sexual life related question. We analysed relationship between KOQOL and BMI, blood parameters, life pattern using SPSS version 21.0. Results 1. There were significant differences in KOQOL according to BMI, gender, creatinine. 2. Female showed higher KOQOL than male. 3. Normal weight group showed lowest KOQOL in male, but underweight group showed lowest KOQOL in female. 4. Group who had more than 6 breakfast, lunch and dinner each in a week showed significantly lower KOQOL than that who didn't. Conclusions Obesity has significant influence on quality of life, so therefore there is a need for correct weight perception in weight control program, and KOQOL can be used in evaluating patients mental and social health.

Keywords

Obesity;KOQOL;BMI

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 가천대학교