Obesity, Social support and Quality of life among Young Female Adults in Sialkot, Pakistan


  • Author- Salbia Abbas, Saira Abbas, Amina Fayyaz, Neelam Amjad, Jameela


The goal of present study would be to find out the relationship of social support and Obesity with Quality of Life among Adult females.


Data collected form 400 female students form different university and colleges. Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support evolved by (Zimet, Dehlem, Zimet&Farly, 1988) used to measure the social support. To measured BMI Body Mass Index Scale (BMI) developed by (Quelete, 1830) & WHO-Quality of life Scale by (John Flanagan, 1970) Used for data collection.


 For overall scores and psychological and physical domain ratings, post-hoc comparisons showed that individual with normal weight had higher QOL relative to overweight individuals (complete: p = 0.001; physical: p < 0.001; psychological: p = 0.002) and morbidly overweight obese individuals (overall: p < 0.001; physical: p < 0.001; psychological: p < 0.001), and obese individuals had higher QOL. For the social domain, death obsessed people demonstrated decrease QOL relative to average weight individuals (p < 0.001) and obese individuals (p = 0.010), however the latter two categories did not differ (p = 0.096) from one another. The individuals with average weight demonstrated higher QOL compared with obese people (p = 0.011) and morbidly obese people in the environmental context.


 In conclusion the research indicates that in young adult females, there is an important link between the BMI and the quality of life. Body mass index is a significant determinant of young adult females quality of life. The study found that obesity and social support are important factors responsible for the worsening of young adult women's quality of life


Obesity, Quality of Life, Social Support, Body Mass Index, Adults