Title

Obesity status and anti-obesity regimen: The case among adolescents in Iloilo City, Philippines

Date of Publication

2015

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Health Social Science

Subject Categories

Social and Behavioral Sciences

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Behavioral Sciences

Thesis Adviser

Romeo B. Lee

Defense Panel Chair

Melvin A. Jabar

Defense Panel Member

Dennis S. Erasga
Myla M. Arcinas

Abstract/Summary

Obesity is a phenomenon that has globally affected all sectors, including adolescents. The shift of non-communicable diseases that once affected adults has now been experienced by adolescents. This descriptive study aimed to ascertain the associated factors with obesity status among adolescents and the relationship of obesity status and their anti-obesity regimen. Seventy five adolescents from Iloilo City were interviewed most female adolescents were obese more than half reported have family obesity history with two obese family members getting sick due to obesity-related morbidity. Most adolescents were sedentary, with moderate to heavy food intake patterns. In terms of obesity status, the mean body weight of the respondents is 85.0 kg with weight range from 61-138 kilograms with a mean BMI of 33.46 kg/m2. Of the associated factors with obesity status, sex, educational level, weekly allowance, number of obese family members, level of physical activity and food intake pattern, smoking and alcohol beverage drinking were regarded significantly associated with obesity status. The data indicated that most respondents have high level of practice or adoption on eating practices than adoption or practice physical activity. Further, adolescents have low level of frequency of observing or doing both eating practices and physical activity. In terms of adherence, adolescents have high adherence level to eating practices while showed low adherence on physical exercise. Overall, adolescents showed that they have high barrier level to anti-obesity regimen activities in terms of readiness to engage into anti-obesity regimen activities and the cost of weight reduction. Obesity status was significantly related with anti-obesity regimen activities in terms of practice or adoption and adherence on eating practices. In conclusion, obesity status were ascertained by determinant factors like sex, educational level, weekly allowance, number of obese family members, sedentary physical activity and heavy food intake pattern, smoking and alcohol beverage drinking were regarded significantly associated with obesity status. The data indicated that most respondents have high level of practice or adoption on eating practices than adoption or practice physical activity. Further, adolescents have low level of frequency of observing or doing both eating practices and physical activity. In terms of adherence, adolescents have high adherence level to eating practices; while showed low adherence on physical exercise. Overall, adolescents showed that they have high barrier level to anti-obesity regimen activities in terms of readiness to engage into anti-obesity regimen activities and the cost of weight reduction. Obesity status was significantly related with anti-obesity regimen activities in terms of practice or adoption and adherence on eating practices. In conclusion, obesity status were ascertained by determinant factors like sex, educational level, weekly allowance, number of obese family members, sedentary physical activity and heavy food intake pattern, smoking and alcohol beverage drinking; while obesity status is directly related with anti-obesity status in terms of adoption or practice and adherence in observing eating practices to reduce body weight.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG006527

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.

Keywords

Overweight teenagers--Philippines--Iloilo City; Obesity--Philippines--Iloilo City

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