SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.27 número1Usuários de planos de saúde: morbidade referida e uso de exames preventivos, por inquérito telefônico, Brasil, 2008Prevalência de distúrbios musculoesqueléticos em trabalhadores da indústria plástica índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Journal

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartilhar


Cadernos de Saúde Pública

versão impressa ISSN 0102-311X

Resumo

HIDALGO-RASMUSSEN, Carlos Alejandro; HIDALGO-SAN MARTIN, Alfredo; RASMUSSEN-CRUZ, Bettylú  e  MONTANO-ESPINOZA, Rosa. Quality of life according to self-perceived weight, weight control behaviors, and gender among adolescent university students in Mexico. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.1, pp.67-77. ISSN 0102-311X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2011000100007.

The aim of this study was to analyze quality of life (QoL) according to self-perceived weight and weight control behaviors, by gender. The sample consisted of 2,401 adolescent students (17-19 years of age) enrolled from 2007 to 2009 at a Mexican university; 61.9% were women, 19.4% worked, and 99.2% were single. An online self-administered questionnaire was used that included the perceptual module of the YQOL-R and seven items on body weight, adapted from YRBS 2007. RESULTS: 52% of women and 31.7% of men were attempting to lose weight. The highest QoL scores were in students who felt they were near the right weight, those who were attempting to maintain the same weight, and those who exercised. Lowest QoL was reported by those who considered themselves overweight, were trying to lose weight, were eating less, were skipping meals, or were using unsupervised dieting, vomiting, or laxatives. In women, QoL differed between those maintaining the same weight, gaining weight, and losing weight, while QoL in men only differed for those attempting to gain weight. The findings could be useful in educational processes, preventive programs, and assessment of interventions.

Palavras-chave : Quality of Life; Diet; Obesity; Adolescent.

        · resumo em Espanhol     · texto em Espanhol     · Espanhol ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo o conteúdo deste periódico, exceto onde está identificado, está licenciado sob uma Licença Creative Commons