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ERIC Number: EJ1019775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Factors Influencing Health-Related Quality of Life of Overweight and Obese Children in South Korea
Kim, Hee Soon; Park, Jiyoung; Ma, Yumi; Ham, Ok Kyung
Journal of School Nursing, v29 n5 p361-369 Oct 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of overweight and obese children in Korea. This study employed a cross-sectional descriptive study design. A total of 132 overweight and obese children participated in the study. Anthropometric measurements included body mass index, percent body fat, and waist--hip ratio. The instruments included lifestyle patterns, psychosocial characteristics (stress, self-esteem, and depression), and HRQoL. The study found that significant predictors of HRQoL included self-esteem, depression, and physical stress; these variables accounted for 58.7% of the variance (p < 0.05), while children with low monthly household income had significantly lower HRQoL, compared with that of their counterparts (p < 0.05). HRQoL has multiple dimensions, thus, in addition to lifestyle change, health programs for overweight and obese children should focus on psychological health, and consider social and environmental factors as well.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Perception Profile for Children
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