Search for dissertations about: "BODY-MASS INDEX"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 375 swedish dissertations containing the words BODY-MASS INDEX.

  1. 1. Lumbar spinal stenosis : Body mass index and the patient's perspective

    Author : Björn Knutsson; Karl Michaëlsson; Bengt Sandén; Göran Sjödén; Paul Gerdhem; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Antonovsky; back pain; BMI; body mass index; Bygghalsan; cohort study; coping; EQ-5D; excess weight; leg pain; LSS; lumbar spinal stenosis; obesity; ODI Oswestry disability index; overweight; patient-centered; patient-physician relationship; patient-perspective; patient-related-outcome-measure; PROMs; qualitative study; spinal stenosis; salutogenesis; salutogenic; sciatica; spine surgery; suffering; Swedish spine register; Swespine; VAS; weight loss; weight change; Orthopaedics; Ortopedi;

    Abstract : During recent decades, lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) has become the most common indication for spine surgery, a change that coincides with a higher worldwide prevalence of overweight and obesity. Thus, surgical treatment of LSS in the overweight and obese population is common and increasing in scope. READ MORE

  2. 2. Body mass index, cognitive ability, and dementia : prospective associations and methodological issues in late life

    Author : Anna Dahl; Berg Stig; Bo Malmberg; Linda Hassing; Eleonor Fransson; Sven Nilsson; Åke Wahlin; Högskolan i Jönköping; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; aging; body mass index; cognition; dementia; epidemiology; longitudinal; population-based; prospective; Older people and ageing; Äldre och åldrande;

    Abstract : The aims of the present study were to investigate the association between overweight and cognitive ability and dementia, and to evaluate the usefulness of self-reported body mass index (BMI) in late life and various data sources commonly used in epidemiological studies to identify persons with dementia. Data were drawn from three population-based studies: the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging (SATSA), Aging in Women and Men: A Longitudinal Study of Gender Differences in Health Behaviour and Health among Elderly (the Gender Study), and the Finnish Lieto Study. READ MORE

  3. 3. The importance of body mass index and weight-change in patients with coronary artery disease

    Author : Linn Kennedy; Malmö Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medicine human and vertebrates ; Cardiovascular system; Medicin människa och djur ; Kardiovaskulära systemet; prognosis; coronary artery disease; body mass index;

    Abstract : High body mass index (BMI) is associated with cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance. Obesity is also an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD) and can cause structural as well as functional changes in the heart. High BMI is associated with increased mortality in the population. READ MORE

  4. 4. Prenatal diagnosis of structural malformations and chromosome anomalies : Detection, influence of Body Mass Index and ways to improve screening

    Author : Eric Hildebrand; Marie Blomberg; Tomas Gottvall; Jan Brynhildsen; Ove Axelsson; Linköpings universitet; []
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    Abstract : Introduction: Prenatal diagnosis of structural malformations and chromosome anomalies is possible in the presence of an effective screening with ultrasound during pregnancy. The continuous evolution of the ultrasound equipment facilitates the examination. READ MORE

  5. 5. Body mass index, nutrition and parental migration : from birth to adolescence

    Author : Mohsen Besharat Pour; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []

    Abstract : Childhood overweight and obesity is a major public health problem of the recent century. The aim of this thesis was to investigate the impact of parental migration background on childhood overweight and obesity and lifestyle in relation to socioeconomic position, and the possible role of factors such as perinatal characteristics and breastfeeding in BMI development among offspring of immigrant parents. READ MORE