Quality of life in Brazilian obese adolescents: effects of a long-term multidisciplinary lifestyle therapy

Quality of life in Brazilian obese adolescents: effects of a long-term multidisciplinary lifestyle therapy

Author Lofrano-Prado, Mara Cristina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Antunes, Hanna Karen Moreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Prado, Wagner Luiz do Google Scholar
Piano, Aline de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Caranti, Danielle Arisa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tock, Lian Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Carnier, June Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mello, Marco Tulio de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dâmaso, Ana Raimunda Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
Abstract Background: Obesity has adverse physical, social, and economic consequences that can negatively affect quality of life (QOL). Thus the aim of this study was to verify the effects of a long-term multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention on QOL, body image, anxiety, depression and binge eating in obese adolescents.Methods: Sixty-six obese adolescents (41 girls and 25 boys; BMI: 35.62 +/- 4.18 kg/m(2)) were recruited from the Multidisciplinary Obesity Intervention Program outpatient clinic, and were submitted to a multidisciplinary lifestyle therapy (short-term = 12 weeks and long-term = 24 weeks), composed of medical, dietary, exercise and psychological programs. Validated self-report questionnaires were used to assess symptoms of anxiety Trait/State (STAI); depression (BDI); binge eating (BES), body image dissatisfaction (BSQ) and QOL (SF-36). Data were analyzed by means of scores; comparisons were made by ANOVA for repeated measures, and Tukey's test as post-hoc and Students T test.Results: Long-term therapy decreased depression and binge eating symptoms, body image dissatisfaction, and improved QOL in girls, whereas, for boys, 24 weeks, were effective to reduce anxiety trait/state and symptoms of binge eating, and to improve means of dimensions of QOL (p <.05).Conclusion: A long-term multidisciplinary lifestyle therapy is effective to control psychological aspects and to improve QOL in obese adolescents.
Language English
Sponsor AFIP
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
CEPE-GEO Multidisciplinary Obesity Intervention Program
Grant number FAPESP: 9814303-3
Date 2009-07-03
Published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. London: Biomed Central Ltd, v. 7, 8 p., 2009.
ISSN 1477-7525 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Biomed Central Ltd
Extent 8
Origin https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1477-7525-7-61
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000268169800001
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31673

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