The health-related quality of life of overweight and obese adolescents--a study measuring body mass index and adolescent-reported perceptions.

@article{Keating2011TheHQ,
  title={The health-related quality of life of overweight and obese adolescents--a study measuring body mass index and adolescent-reported perceptions.},
  author={Catherine L. Keating and Marjory L. Moodie and Boyd A. Swinburn},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 5-6},
  pages={434-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of overweight and obese adolescents is significantly lower than that of their healthy weight counterparts, and if so, whether any demographic trends exist and the relative contribution of each HRQOL dimension. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of 2,890 students participating in the Pacific Obesity Prevention in Communities Project, Australia. HRQOL was measured using the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL… CONTINUE READING
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