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Characterizing the Profile of Obese Patients: Example from the Newly Opened Obesity Clinic at a Single University Hospital

Title
Characterizing the Profile of Obese Patients: Example from the Newly Opened Obesity Clinic at a Single University Hospital
Author
하태경
Keywords
Obesity
Issue Date
2016-06
Publisher
대한비만대사외과학회
Citation
대한비만대사외과학회지, v. 5, NO 1, Page. 36-40
Abstract
Purpose An obesity clinic was newly opened at a single university hospital in South Korea. We aimed to characterize the profile of patients and current status of the clinic. Materials and Methods 60 patients who have visited the obesity clinic from October 2015 to April 2016 were included in this study. Baseline examination included anthropometric measurement, bioelectrical impedance analysis, blood sampling, and abdominal computed tomography (CT) analysis to estimate abdominal fat distribution. Weight loss program of the clinic constituted of 8 sessions of physician encounter and nutrition counselling. Data on the profile of patients and their completion status were collected and analyzed. Results Sixty obese adults (21 males and 39 females) were included in the study. The mean (±standard deviation [SD]) body mass index was 31.1±5.7, and abdominal circumference was 100.2±18.3. The mean±SD percentage of body fat measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis was analyzed 35.7±6.2% in males, and 40.6±6.2% in females. The average intra-abdominal fat area was 243.7 cc in males, and 142.5 cc in females. Among 60 subjects, 37 patients (61.7%) are currently on their sessions; 11 patients (18.3%) completed 8 sessions of the program; 8 patients (13.3%) dropped out; 4 patients (6.7%) did not register the program session with initial evaluation only. The mean weight loss (kg) of 11 completers was 5.1 kg. Conclusion Using the strengths of a university hospital as multidisciplinary team care, effective treatment strategies for overweight and obesity are the future directions of our clinic.
URI
http://www.jmbs.or.kr/journal/view.html?doi=10.17476/jmbs.2016.5.1.36http://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/71809
ISSN
2508-5956; 2287-2930
DOI
https://doi.org/10.17476/jmbs.2016.5.1.36
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