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Table 3 Changes in anthropometric and HRQL characteristics of 199 morbidly obese patients during a 1-year lifestyle intervention programme

From: Predictors of weight loss after an intensive lifestyle intervention program in obese patients: a 1-year prospective cohort study

Variable Total n=199 Women n=141 Men n=58 P-value
Weight (kg) -10.0 (10.5) -8.9 (9.9) -12.6 (11.4) .022
Weight percent -8.0 (8.2) -7.6 (8.7) -8.7 (7.7) .396
Excess weight (%)a -20.3 (21.8) -19.8 (22.9) -21.4 (18.8) .652
BMI (kg/m2) -3.4 (3.7) -3.3 (3.7) -3.7 (3.8) .459
Per cent body fat -3.3 (4.8) -2.8 (4.4) -4.6 (5.4) .026
Waist circumference (cm) -10.8 (8.8) -10.2 (8.6) -12.4 (9.1) .136
Hip circumference (cm) -9.3 (8.1) -10.1 (8.3) -7.3 (7.3) .035
SOC-total scoreb 4.3 (11.1) 4.5 (11.0) 3.7 (11.5) .675
Emotional HRQLc 15.9 (21.3) 18.7 (21.4) 9.2 (17.7) .009
Physical HRQLd 5.5 (9.0) 5.7 (8.4) 5.2 (10.2) .785
Mental HRQLe 3.7 (9.4) 4.4 (9.0) 2.1 (10.3) .196
Symptom distressf -11.6 (15.5) -12.2 (16.0) -10.0 (14.1) .375
Number of symptomsg -2.6 (3.8) -2.8 (3.7) -2.2 (4.1) .375
  1. Data are given as mean (SD).
  2. a. Weight exceeding BMI=25 kg/m2, b. SOC-13, score range from 13–92 (higher score indicate better), c. OWLQOL score range from 0–100 (higher score indicate better), d. SF-36 physical dimension, score range from 0–100 (higher score indicate better), e. SF-36 mental dimension, score range from 0–100 (higher score indicate better), f. WRSM symptom distress score range from 0–20 (lower score indicate better), g. WRSM number of symptoms score range from 0–120 (lower score indicate better).