JUSTIFYING THE NEED FOR IMPROVED HEALTH EDUCATION OF OBESE ADULT PATIENTS IN BULGARIA
Keywords:elderly people, obesity, training, quality of life
Bulgaria is the second-fastest aging nation in Eastern Europe and fifth in the world. Older people are the largest and ever-growing group of people in health care. The most common diseases in this age group are circulatory, endocrine, digestive, musculature, neoplasms, and respiratory systems. Some of the main reasons for these diseases include an unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity.
One hundred twelve adult patients with chronic diseases were interviewed.
The aim of the study is to establish the awareness of older people about overweight-related problems. In order to increase their knowledge and improve their quality of life and independence, we prepared a training program (Table4).
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