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Archives of Diabetes & Obesity

Research Article(ISSN: 2638-5910)

Prevalence of Obesity and Association with Adherence to Mediterranean Diet in Medical, Nursing and Administrative Staff of a Greek Public Hospital

Volume 1 - Issue 2

Ioannis Kyriazis1*, Amalia Tsagari2, Theodora Lappa2, Paraskevi Koufopoulou3, Dimitra Latsou4, Eleni Kallianioti2, Sophia Tsitsou2, Aggelos Giotis2 and Maria Tziogiou2

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    • 1Diabetes & Obesity Outpatient Clinic , KAT General Hospital of Attica, Greece
    • 2Nutrition Department, KAT General Hospital of Attica, Greece
    • 3Department of Economics, University of Piraeus, Deputy CEO, KAT General Hospital of Attica, Piraeus, Greece
    • 4Department of Social and Educational Policy, University of Peloponnese, Greece

    *Corresponding author: Ioannis Kyriazis, Diabetes & Obesity Outpatient Clinic KAT General Hospital, Greece

Received: May 31, 2018;   Published: June 07, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/ADO.2018.01.000106

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Obesity is currently considered to be the most common metabolic disease. During the last decades, its incidence has dramatically risen both in developed and developing countries. Several studies of the health of healthcare professionals have found that a significant proportion is obese. Obesity among the workforce may impede the efficacy of healthcare professionals health promotion efforts. The Mediterranean diet is considered to be a sustainable and healthy lifestyle pattern that promotes good health and disease prevention throughout the lifespan.

The objectives of the present study were

a) To determine the prevalence of obesity and obesity related lifestyle parameters (work anxiety, physical activity).

b) To investigate the association between adherence to Mediterranean diet and Body Mass Index (BMI) among health professionals.

c) To compare these parameters between medical doctors, administrative staff and nurses working at one selected public hospital. The perceptions of health professionals regarding their own body weight were also assessed and compared to their actual weight.

Keywords: Obesity; Health Care Professionals; Mediterranean Diet

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