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Factors Influencing Health-Related Quality of Life of Overweight and Obese Children in South Korea

Authors
 Hee Soon Kim ; Jiyoung Park ; Ok Kyung Ham ; Yumi Ma 
Citation
 Journal of School Nursing, Vol.29(5) : 361~369, 2013 
Journal Title
 Journal of School Nursing 
ISSN
 1059-8405 
Issue Date
2013
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of overweight and obese children in Korea. This study employed a cross-sectional descriptive study design. A total of 132 overweight and obese children participated in the study. Anthropometric measurements included body mass index, percent body fat, and waist–hip ratio. The instruments included lifestyle patterns, psychosocial characteristics (stress, self-esteem, and depression), and HRQoL. The study found that significant predictors of HRQoL included self-esteem, depression, and physical stress; these variables accounted for 58.7% of the variance (p < .05), while children with low monthly household income had significantly lower HRQoL, compared with that of their counterparts (p < .05). HRQoL has multiple dimensions, thus, in addition to lifestyle change, health programs for overweight and obese children should focus on psychological health, and consider social and environmental factors as well.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/88369
DOI
10.1177/1059840513475363
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1. 연구논문 > 3. College of Nursing > Dept. of Clinical Nursing
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 http://jsn.sagepub.com/content/29/5/361
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