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To describe the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of grade-five students in Alberta, Canada, and to assess how this correlates with sociodemographic and neighbourhood characteristics. In 2008, we conducted a comprehensive population-based survey among 3,421 grade-five students aged primarily 10–11 years from 148 schools and their parents that included(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess how diet quality, physical activity and body weight are related to health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among children in the Canadian province of Alberta. DESIGN In 2008, we surveyed 3421 grade 5 students and their parents from 148 randomly selected schools. Students completed the Harvard Food Frequency Questionnaire, questions on(More)
The objective of the study is to derive a scoring system for the EQ-5D child-friendly version (EQ-5D-Y) from a population-based sample of children based on their own health state assessments on the descriptive system and the visual analogue scale (VAS). We used data from the 2008 and 2010 Raising Healthy Eating and Active Living Kids in Alberta surveys of(More)
BACKGROUND Poor mental health constitutes a considerable global public health burden with approximately half of all cases of poor mental health having their onset before the age of 14 years. The identification of modifiable risk factors early in life is therefore essential to prevention, however, there are presently very few longitudinal studies on health(More)
BACKGROUND The association between physical activity, sedentary behavior and health-related quality of life in children and adolescents has been mostly investigated in those young people with chronic disease conditions. No systematic review to date has synthesized the relationship between physical activity, sedentary behavior and health-related quality of(More)
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