Aim of study The aim is to assess the lifestyle among obese adolescent females. R ESEARCH QUESTION ; What is the assess of the lifestyle among obese adolescent females?
Significance of the Study Obesity can lead high morbidity and mortality of adolescents; it contributes to increased health costs for families and health care system. Health habits and lifestyles established in adolescence are likely to continue throughout life, and obese adolescents tend to be obese adults. Therefore, identification the assess of lifestyle among obese adolescent is essential for community health nurses. This information my help the nurses to develop educative counseling programs to overcome the problem of obesity.
14 Descriptive research design. design
Steps of data collection The review was read. The questionnaire items was Collected. The questionnaire was developed. Then the questionnaire was given to 7 of faculties in our department to measure the validity of contents. Modification was done according to faculties comments. The questionnaire was distributed after taking oral consent from subjects, through s, in university and school.
Cont… 250 questionnaires was distributed through e- mails, in the university and school. Ensure that the subjects complete answering their questionnaires. 20 questionnaires was excluded because it’s incomplete. 230 answered questionnaires was collected from the subjects. Then use BMI,obese samples are selected.
18 data analysis
Numbers of age distribution among subjects
Numbers of respondents distribution according to BMI
Percentage of obesity effect on the lifestyle
Percentage of obesity effect on the ability to performing activity daily living
The data indicated that the highest weight classes is 96 of obese and normal weight, and the lowest weight classes is 38 of under weight. Most of obese members assuring that obesity has negative effect on their lifestyles. The most habits of subjects are watching TV during eat and sleeping immediately after eat.
As the school environment have a strong influence over adolescent to modify their nutritional habits. Healthy learning eating messages should be provided through the national curriculum obesity and applied on school board agendas. Instruct the schools and universities to make physical activity program.
Advice the obese adolescents to do a periodical medical examinations as doctor recommended. Instruct the family to monitor there adolescent food habits. Advice them to avoid sleeping directly after a finishing their meals. C ONT …