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A bi-directional association between weight change and health-related quality of life: evidence from the 11-year follow-up of 9916 community-dwelling adults

Berhe W Sahle, Shameran Slewa-Younan, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Li Ling, Andre MN Renzaho

Quality of Life Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: To examine the prospective associations between body mass index (BMI) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: Data were extracted from a longitudinal, nationally representative sample of 9916 men and women aged 18 years and over who were followed annually between 2006 and 2016 in the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. HRQoL was assessed using the self-administered SF-36 questionnaire annually between 2006 (baseline) and 2016. BMI was calculated from self-reported height and weight and was classified into the following four categories of baseline BMI: underweight (< 18.5 kg/m2), normal weight (18.5-24.9 kg/m2), overweight (25-29.9 kg/m2) a..

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