Health science Center South

South Charleston, WV, United States

Health science Center South

South Charleston, WV, United States
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Smith M.J.,Health science Center South | Theeke L.,Health science Center South | Culp S.,Health science Center South | Clark K.,Health science Center South | Pinto S.,Health science Center South
Applied Nursing Research | Year: 2014

Aim: The aim of this study is to describe relationships among self-rated health, stress, sleep quality, loneliness, and self-esteem, in obese young adult women. Background: Obesity has steadily increased among young adults and is a major predictor of self-rated health. Methods: A sample of 68 obese (BMI 30 or higher, mean 35), young (18-34. years, mean 22) adult women were recruited from a health center. Survey data were gathered and analyzed using descriptive and bivariate procedures to assess relationships and group differences. Results: Scores reflected stress, loneliness, poor sleep quality, and poor self-esteem. There were positive correlations among stress, loneliness, and sleep quality and, a high inverse correlation between loneliness and self-esteem. Those who ranked their health as poor differed on stress, loneliness, and self-esteem when compared to those with rankings of good/very good. Conclusions: Assessing and addressing stress, loneliness, sleep quality and self-esteem could lead to improved health outcomes in obese young women. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.


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Type: Journal Article | Journal: Applied nursing research : ANR | Year: 2014

The aim of this study is to describe relationships among self-rated health, stress, sleep quality, loneliness, and self-esteem, in obese young adult women.Obesity has steadily increased among young adults and is a major predictor of self-rated health.A sample of 68 obese (BMI 30 or higher, mean 35), young (18-34 years, mean 22) adult women were recruited from a health center. Survey data were gathered and analyzed using descriptive and bivariate procedures to assess relationships and group differences.Scores reflected stress, loneliness, poor sleep quality, and poor self-esteem. There were positive correlations among stress, loneliness, and sleep quality and, a high inverse correlation between loneliness and self-esteem. Those who ranked their health as poor differed on stress, loneliness, and self-esteem when compared to those with rankings of good/very good.Assessing and addressing stress, loneliness, sleep quality and self-esteem could lead to improved health outcomes in obese young women.

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