TITLE

Impaired Health-Related Quality of Life in Preschoolers With Obesity

AUTHOR(S)
Kuhl, Elizabeth S.; Rausch, Joseph R.; Varni, James W.; Stark, Lori J.
PUB. DATE
November 2012
SOURCE
Journal of Pediatric Psychology;Nov2012, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p1148
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives To examine whether health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for treatment-seeking preschoolers with obesity (N = 60) differed from preschoolers in a nonclinical comparison sample (N = 457). Methods Parents in both samples completed the parent-proxy form of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL). Between-group comparisons were conducted to examine differences for all scales and summary scores of the PedsQL. Results Parent proxy-reported HRQOL was significantly lower for treatment-seeking preschoolers with obesity for all scales and summary scores except School Functioning. Differences on the Total Scale score met the criterion for being a clinically important difference. Conclusions Our study suggests treatment-seeking families perceive worse HRQOL for children with obesity as early as the preschool years. Discussion of HRQOL may be a more effective strategy for health care professionals in broaching the topic of weight with parents and identifying families who may be more receptive to weight management suggestions for preschoolers.
ACCESSION #
82975295

 

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