Impaired parent-reported quality of life in treatment-seeking children with obesity is mediated by high levels of psychopathology

@article{Steinsbekk2009ImpairedPQ,
  title={Impaired parent-reported quality of life in treatment-seeking children with obesity is mediated by high levels of psychopathology},
  author={Silje Steinsbekk and Thomas Jozefiak and R{\o}nnaug Astri {\O}deg{\aa}rd and Lars Wichstr{\o}m},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={1159-1167}
}
The purpose of the current study was to explore psychopathology as a mediator of quality of life (QOL) in children and adolescents with obesity. The notion that psychopathology and QOL are two distinct constructs was also tested. A sample of treatment-seeking children and adolescents with obesity (n = 185, average age = 11.5, mean BMI SDS = 3.03) was matched to a community sample of children (n = 799, average age = 11.5). Both self- and parent-reported measures of QOL (KINDL-R) and… CONTINUE READING
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