Physical Function and Health-Related Quality of Life in Overweight and Obese Rural Women Who Meet Physical Activity Recommendations

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Associations of physical function and health-related quality of life in 297 rural women, ages 40–69 years (body mass index of 28–45 kg/m2) who met activity criterion were examined using cross-sectional baseline data from the Women Weigh-in for Wellness trial (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01307644). Assessments included demographics, 400-m walk, timed chair stands, and health-related quality of life using the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS-29). Women were classified as active if they had ≥500 metabolic equivalent·min/week by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey (n = 103, 34.7%), or ≥150 weekly minutes of greater than or equal to moderate intensity activity by accelerometry (n = 222, 74.8%). Ordinal logistic regression models adjusted for age, comorbidities, and body mass index were calculated. Meeting activity guidelines per self-report was associated with perceptions of less fatigue and greater satisfaction with social roles, whereas meeting guidelines as measured by accelerometry was associated with faster gait speed.

Hageman and Yoerger are with the Physical Therapy Education, College of Allied Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Pullen is with the College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.

Address author correspondence to Patricia A. Hageman at phageman@unmc.edu.
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