Health-related behaviors in women with lifestyle-related diseases

Samantha Kozica, Amanda Deeks, Melanie Gibson-Helm, Helena Jane Teede, Lisa Jane Moran

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Abstract

Lifestyle related diseases associated with physical inactivity and poor diet quality, represent a major health burden. This study assessed negative and positive health habits and health care utilization in healthy women (n = 50) and women with lifestyle related diseases such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) (n = 50), gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) (n = 44) and type 2 diabetes (DM2) (n = 43). A significant difference existed across groups for negative health habits (P =.012) with a trend for positive health habits (P =.06) elevated in women with PCOS. Women with DM2 had the highest amount of health care utilization including doctors office visits (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65 - 73
Number of pages9
JournalBehavioral Medicine
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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