Social Classes, Level of Education, Marital Status, Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption as Predictors in a Successful Treatment of Obesity

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Title: Social Classes, Level of Education, Marital Status, Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption as Predictors in a Successful Treatment of Obesity
Authors: Kuzmar, Isaac | Rizo-Baeza, Mercedes | Cortés Castell, Ernesto
Research Group/s: Enfermería y Cultura de los Cuidados | Salud y Cuidados en Grupos Vulnerables (SACU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería
Keywords: Obesity | Social classes | Marital status | Alcohol | Tobacco | Predictors | Treatment
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2014
Publisher: OMICS Publishing Group
Citation: Kuzmar I, Rizo MM, Cortes E (2014) Social Classes, Level of Education, Marital Status, Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption as Predictors in a Successful Treatment of Obesity. J Nutr Disorders Ther 4:135. doi: 10.4172/2161-0509.1000135
Abstract: Objective: To evaluate if there is a relation between social classes, level of education, marital status, alcohol and tobacco consumption with the success of weight loss in obese patients at a nutrition clinic. Methods: A clinical intervention study was conducted among overweight and obese patients who consulted a nutrition clinic in Barranquilla (Colombia) for the purpose of nutritional assessment. They were subject to a personalized weekly follow-up consultation over the course of 16 weeks in which food consumption patterns, body image and self-perception were registered. Results: A total of 271 patients were evaluated. 27 (10%) of whom did not complete the study. 244 (90%) patients followed the treatment, 70 (28,7%) didn't lose weight, considering them failures and 174 (71,3%) did lose weight. No considerable differences were observed in relation to social classes, level of education, marital status, alcohol and tobacco consumption in failure-success distribution. Conclusion: Based on these results, social classes, level of education, marital status, alcohol and tobacco consumption are not regarded as influential factors in the successful outcome of treatment in overweight and obese patients.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/40584
ISSN: 2161-0509
DOI: 10.4172/2161-0509.1000135
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: ©2014 Kuzmar I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2161-0509.1000135
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