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Trajectories of physical and mental health among persons with morbid obesity and persons with COPD: a longitudinal comparative study

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, April 2016
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Title
Trajectories of physical and mental health among persons with morbid obesity and persons with COPD: a longitudinal comparative study
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Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, April 2016
DOI 10.2147/jmdh.s102630
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Tore Bonsaksen, May Solveig Fagermoen, Anners Lerdal

Abstract

Morbid obesity and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are prevalent diseases associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Research generally indicates that persons with morbid obesity increase their HRQoL following intervention, whereas evidence of increases in HRQoL in persons with COPD is mixed. Examining the patterns of change over time instead of merely examining whether HRQoL changes will add to the knowledge in this field. A sample of persons with morbid obesity and persons with COPD was recruited from learning and mastery courses and rehabilitation centers in Norway. The data were collected by self-report questionnaires at the start of patient education and at four subsequent time points during the 1-year follow-up. HRQoL was measured with the Short Form 12, version 2, and repeated measures analysis of variance was employed in the statistical analysis. Participants with morbid obesity linearly increased their physical HRQoL during the 1-year follow-up, whereas participants with COPD showed no change. None of the groups changed their mental HRQoL during follow-up. In all subdomains of HRQoL, the participants with morbid obesity showed favorable, linearly increasing trajectories across the follow-up period. Among the participants with COPD, no change patterns occurred in the subdomains of HRQoL, except for a fluctuating pattern in the mental health domain. Age, sex, and work status did not influence the trajectories of HRQoL in any of the domains. A more favorable trajectory of HRQoL was found for persons with morbid obesity than for persons with COPD, possibly due to the obese persons' better chances of recovery.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 4 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Student > Master 2 13%
Lecturer 2 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 13%
Other 3 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 40%
Unspecified 5 33%
Psychology 2 13%
Social Sciences 1 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 7%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 April 2016.
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#3,714,114
of 7,607,694 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#111
of 216 outputs
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#133,444
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
#6
of 12 outputs
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