Development of a brief measure to assess quality of life in obesity.

@article{Kolotkin2001DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a brief measure to assess quality of life in obesity.},
  author={Ronette L Kolotkin and Ross D. Crosby and Karl D Kosloski and Grant R. Williams},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={2001},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          102-11
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Obesity researchers have a growing interest in measuring the impact of weight and weight reduction on quality of life. The Impact of Weight on Quality of Life questionnaire (IWQOL) was the first self-report instrument specifically developed to assess the effect of obesity on quality of life. Although the IWQOL has demonstrated excellent psychometric properties, its length (74 items) makes it somewhat cumbersome as an outcome measure in clinical research. This report describes the… CONTINUE READING
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