Correlation between Quality of Life Related Variables and Body Mass Index in Biology Students
|Queila da Costa Rodrigues1*, Cláudio Joaquim Borba-Pinheiro2,3, Lucélio Silveira-Júnior1and André Walsh-Monteiro2|
|1Instituto Federal do Pará (IFPA), Graduando do Curso de Licenciatura Plena em Biologia, Campus de Tucuruí, Brasil. Laboratório de Biociências e Comportamento, IFPA/Tucuruí, Brazil|
|2Instituto Federal do Pará (IFPA), Professor, M.Sc do Curso de Licenciatura Plena em Biologia, Campus de Tucuruí, Brazil|
|3Programa de Doutorado (PPGEnfBio), Laboratório de Biociências da Motricidade Humana da Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (LABIMH/UNIRIO), Bolsista/CAPES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Corresponding Author :||Queila da Costa Rodrigues\
Instituto Federal do Pará (IFPA) campus de Tucuruí. Rua Porto Colombo n° 12
Vila permanente, Tucuruí- PA, Brazil
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received March 12, 2013; Accepted April 11, 2013; Published April 13, 2013|
|Citation: da Costa Rodrigues Q, Borba-Pinheiro CJ, Silveira-Júnior L, Walsh- Monteiro A (2013) Correlation between Quality of Life Related Variables and Body Mass Index in Biology Students. J Nov Physiother S3:006. doi:10.4172/2165-
|Copyright: © 2013 da Costa Rodrigues Q, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Background: To determine the association between the Quality of Life (QoL) related variables and Body Mass Index (BMI) of the students in a biology course of a Federal Educational Institution of Brazil.
Methods: The QoL variables and BMI analysis was evaluated in 28 students of Full Degree in Biology course from the Federal Institute of Pará, separated in two groups: Female; n=21, 23.2 ± 3.3 years old and Male; n=7, 26.5 ± 4.4 years old. The values of weight and height to identify BMI and to assessment QoL by SF-36 questionnaire were used. The data obtained were subjected to statistical procedures, descriptive, and inferential statistics with the Pearson correlation test according to the normality of the data.
Results: The analysis identified high positive correlation between the variables of QoL related to Male group: Physical Health vs. Total score (r=0.91, p=0.004), Mental Health vs. Total score (r=0.93, p=0.002), and in Female group: Physical Health vs. Total score (r=0.89, p<0.0001), Mental Health vs. Total score (r=0.92, p<0.0001). In addition, to correlations: Physical Health vs. Mental (r=0.68, p=0.0006) in the Female group and also a negative correlation between BMI vs. Physical Health (r=-0.81, p=0.027) in Male group.
Conclusion: In this study, we found correlations between measures of BMI and physical health in men. In addition, correlations between QoL variables for both men as for women were verified.