Does pain predict interference with activities of daily living in an obese residential treatment seeking population?

A. Wachholtz, Martin Binks, H. Eisenson, R. Kolotkin, A. Suzuki

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pain may interfere with daily functioning in obese persons and also with outcomes during weight loss. We examined the relationship between pain and (1) interference with daily functioning (DFi) and (2) outcomes in an obese treatment-seeking population. METHOD: Participants were 386 patients entering a residential weight loss program (body mass index, 40.7 +/- 10.12 kg/m(2)). We examined the relationships of demographic factors, pain types, and emotional status with both baseline DFi and short-term weight loss. RESULTS: Regression analysis showed that overall, total pain scores significantly predicted DFi even after controlling for other confounders (p < .05). Leg pain, joint pain, and headache predicted DFi (p’s < .05) among women. Among both men and women, depression severity predicted DFi (p’s < .01). For the entire sample, there was an inverse bivariate relationship between total pain score and weight loss (p < .001). Joint pain and depression (among women) and age and
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-24
JournalInt J Behav Med
StatePublished - 2010

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