Assessing weight-related quality of life in adolescents.

  title={Assessing weight-related quality of life in adolescents.},
  author={Ronette L. Kolotkin and Meg H. Zeller and Avani C. Modi and Gregory P Samsa and Nicole Quinlan and Jack A. Yanovski and Stephen K Bell and David M. Maahs and Daniela Gonzales de Serna and Helmut R Roehrig},
  volume={14 3},
OBJECTIVE The development of a new weight-related measure to assess quality of life in adolescents [Impact of Weight on Quality of Life (IWQOL)-Kids] is described. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Using a literature search, clinical experience, and consultation with pediatric clinicians, 73 items were developed, pilot tested, and administered to 642 participants, 11 to 19 years old, recruited from weight loss programs/studies and community samples (mean z-BMI, 1.5; range, -1.2 to 3.4; mean age… CONTINUE READING

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