2012, Number 5
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2012; 50 (5)
Jaramillo-Sánchez R, Espinosa-de Santillana I, Espíndola-Jaramillo IA
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ABSTRACTObjective: to determine the association between weight loss and family functioning.
Methods: a cohort of 168 persons with overweight or obesity from 20-49 years, either sex, with no comorbidity was studied at the nutrition department. A sociodemographic data was obtained and FACES III instrument to measure family functioning was a-pplied. At the third month a new assessment of the body mass index was measured. Descriptive statistical analysis and relative risk were done.
Results: obesity presented in 50.6 %, 59.53 % of them did not lose weight. Family dysfunction was present in 56.6 % of which 50 % did not lose weight. From 43.4 % of functional families, 9.52 % did not lose weight (p = 0.001). The probability or risk of not losing weight was to belong to a dysfunctional family is 4.03 % (CI = 2.60-6.25).
Conclusions: A significant association was found between the variables: weight loss and family functioning. Belonging to a dysfunctional family may be a risk factor for not losing weight.