Journal article

Poor quality of life in Australian men: Cross-sectional associations with obesity, mobility, lifestyle and psychiatric symptoms

Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Julie A Pasco, Sarah M Hosking, Amelia G Dobbins, Lana J Williams



OBJECTIVES: Despite their public health importance, little is known about associations between modifiable lifestyles, quality of life (QOL), and psychiatric symptoms in men. We investigated relationships between QOL, obesity, mobility and lifestyle in Australian men, including whether associations were mediated by anxiety and depression. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of 893 men (aged 24-92 yrs) participating in the Geelong Osteoporosis Study: an age-stratified, population-based sample of men randomly recruited from the Barwon Statistical Division (BSD), in south-eastern Australia. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Using a validated tool, QOL was measured in the domains of physical health, psych..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The Geelong Osteoporosis Study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, projects 299831, 628582) of Australia. SLB-O and LJW are each the recipients of a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1107510, and 1064272, respectively).