The Impact of Weight Status on Health-Related Quality of Life and Body Image in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis: A Narrative Review

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Abstract

The increased life expectancy seen in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) shifts the focus of nutrition interventions from supporting survival to improving quality of life. The aim of this narrative review is to explore the importance of weight status and health-related quality of life in adults with CF. This review also identifies research supporting the differences in body image based on sex, which impacts an individual's weight status and health-related quality of life. Based on the literature, the CF care team should incorporate body image screening into clinical practice to optimize weight status and increase health-related quality of life in the adult with CF.

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