Association of body composition parameters with the health related quality of life among young adult males
Ishtiaq Ahmad Bhat, D Sultana
Background: Body mass index is considered to correlate positively with several indicators of health and for public health the valid and appropriate indicator, which has been highly acknowledged is the health related quality of life (HRQOL). However there is scarcity of data regarding the body composition and HRQOL among the young adult males. The aim of the present study was to explore the association of HRQOL with the various body composition parameters. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted to investigate the body composition and HRQOL of 750 college going adult male’s using simple random sampling method. One way ANOVA was used to analyze the group differences based on BMI and Pearson’s product moment correlation were used to analyze the relationship among the variables. Results: There were significant differences between the groups based on BMI in the physical component summary (PCS), mental component summary (MCS)and total health scores (THS) as shown by the univariate analysis (P<0.005). Pearson’s product moment correlation showed that there were significant relationships between the body composition parameters especially the BMI and percent body fat with HRQOL. (p<0.005). Conclusion: In the present study using SF-36 instrument and TANITA body composition analyzer (TBF-300) we assessed the relationship between HRQOL and various body composition parameters like BMI, Percent body fat, fat mass and fat free mass. The results indicate that body composition parameters affect the HRQOL and there is a significant difference in HRQOL among underweight, overweight, obese and normal category among the young adults based on BMI.
Ishtiaq Ahmad Bhat, D Sultana. Association of body composition parameters with the health related quality of life among young adult males. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 24-28