TITLE

Physical activity, quality of life, and weight status in overweight children

AUTHOR(S)
Shoup, Jo Ann; Gattshall, Michelle; Dandamudi, Padma; Estabrooks, Paul
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Quality of Life Research;Apr2008, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p407
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the relationship between health quality of life, physical activity, and overweight status in children aged 8–12 years old. Participants ( n = 177 overweight boys and girls) completed a validated quality of life (QOL) inventory and wore an accelerometer to objectively measure physical activity for 1 week. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s standardized growth charts were used to categorize participants as overweight ( M BMI% = 95.6) or obese status ( M BMI% = 99.0) while accelerometer data was used to categorize participants as meeting or not meeting the recommended guidelines for physical activity. Psychosocial, physical, and total QOL (all P < 0.05) were significantly lower for obese when compared to overweight participants. Less physically active children, irrespective of weight status, had significantly lower psychosocial and total QOL (all P < 0.05). Physical activity promotion in overweight and obese children may have additional benefits to weight management that include improving QOL.
ACCESSION #
31412541

 

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