Journal article

Body mass index and waist circumference predict health-related quality of life, but not satisfaction with life, in the elderly

Lucy Wang, John D Crawford, Simone Reppermund, Julian Trollor, Lesley Campbell, Bernhard T Baune, Perminder Sachdev, Henry Brodaty, Katherine Samaras, Evelyn Smith

Quality of Life Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: While obesity has been linked with lower quality of life in the general adult population, the prospective effects of present obesity on future quality of life amongst the elderly is unclear. This article investigates the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between obesity and aspects of quality of life in community-dwelling older Australians. METHOD: A 2-year longitudinal sample of community dwellers aged 70-90 years at baseline, derived from the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study (MAS), was chosen for the study. Of the 1037 participants in the original MAS sample, a baseline (Wave 1) sample of 926 and a 2-year follow-up (Wave 2) sample of 751 subjects were retained for th..

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