The effect of weight loss intervention programme on health-related quality of life among low income overweight and obese housewives in the MyBFF@home study

Rashidah Ambak, Noor Safiza Mohamad Nor, Norhanizam Puteh, Azmi Mohd. Tamil, Mohd Azahadi Omar, Suzana Shahar, Noor Ani Ahmad, Tahir Aris

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Background: Obesity is an emerging global public health concern as it is related to chronic diseases and its impact to health related quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of weight reduction on health related quality of life (HRQOL) among obese and overweight housewives. Methods: Data on 123 obese and overweight housewives in the intervention group from the MyBFF@home study were utilised. A validated Malaysian Malay version of Obesity Weight Loss Quality of Life (OWLQOL) questionnaire was administered at baseline and 6 months after intervention. Descriptive analysis, univariate analysis, paired t-test and multiple logistic regression were performed using SPSS Version 22. Results: Mean body mass index (BMI) was 31.5 kg/m2 (SD:4.13), with 51 participants classified as overweight (41.5%) while 72 were obese (58.5%). About 72% of the housewives experienced weight reduction (62% reduced weight less than 5% and 11% reduced weight more than 5% of their baseline weight). There was a significant improvement in HRQOL with a pre-intervention total mean score of 59.82 (SD: 26.60) and post-intervention of 66.13 (SD: 22.82), p-value < 0.001. By domain, the highest post intervention mean score was self-image 71.46 (SD: 22.85), followed by social stigma 68.77 (SD: 28.70), physical 61.83 (SD: 24.25) and trying to lose weight 61.24 (SD: 27.32). There was no significant association between weight reduction and HRQOL improvement. Conclusion: Weight loss intervention programme utilizing behavioural modification has led to a significant improvement in HRQOL among overweight and obese housewives.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111
JournalBMC Women's Health
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2018

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Weight Reduction Programs
Quality of Life
Weight Loss
Weights and Measures
Obesity
Social Stigma
Group Homes
Quality Improvement
Body Mass Index
Chronic Disease
Public Health
Logistic Models

Keywords

  • Health related quality of life (HRQOL)
  • Housewives
  • Obesity
  • Obesity and weight loss quality of life (OWLQOL)

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  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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The effect of weight loss intervention programme on health-related quality of life among low income overweight and obese housewives in the MyBFF@home study. / Ambak, Rashidah; Mohamad Nor, Noor Safiza; Puteh, Norhanizam; Mohd. Tamil, Azmi; Omar, Mohd Azahadi; Shahar, Suzana; Ahmad, Noor Ani; Aris, Tahir.

In: BMC Women's Health, Vol. 18, 111, 19.07.2018.

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Ambak, Rashidah ; Mohamad Nor, Noor Safiza ; Puteh, Norhanizam ; Mohd. Tamil, Azmi ; Omar, Mohd Azahadi ; Shahar, Suzana ; Ahmad, Noor Ani ; Aris, Tahir. / The effect of weight loss intervention programme on health-related quality of life among low income overweight and obese housewives in the MyBFF@home study. In: BMC Women's Health. 2018 ; Vol. 18.
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