Quality of life of caregivers of overweight or obese children and adolescents

Quality of life of caregivers of overweight or obese children and adolescents

Author Melo, Tatiana Rocha Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Jansen, Ann Kristine Google Scholar
Pinto, Rogerio de Melo Costa Google Scholar
Morales, Rogerio Rizo de Google Scholar
Morales, Nivea Macedo Google Scholar
Prado, Marilia Martins Google Scholar
Silva, Carlos Henrique Martins da Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Hosp Forcas Armadas
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU)
Abstract This study evaluated the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of caregivers of overweight and obese children and adolescents. Three-hundred and sixty caregives of children and adolescents (ages ranging from 9 to 12 years) diagnosed with overweight (n = 96; average age 11.1 years), obesity (n = 62; average age 10.9 years) and eutrophy (n = 202; average age 10.7 years), regular students of public and private schools in Uberlandia (Minas Gerais), were invited to answer The 36 item Short Form Questionnaire (SF-36). The scores obtained were compared according to the body mass index (BMI) of the children and adolescents, and no significant differences were found between caregivers of overweight, obese and etrophic children and adolescents. Hence, there is no harm to the HRQL of caregivers of overweight and obese children and adolescents.
Keywords Quality of life
Caregivers
Child
Adolescent
Overweight
Obesity
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Date 2011-04-01
Published in Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da Usp. Cerquera Cesar: Univ Sao Paolo, v. 45, n. 2, p. 319-325, 2011.
ISSN 0080-6234 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Univ Sao Paolo
Extent 319-325
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342011000200003
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000292034800003
SciELO ID S0080-62342011000200003 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/45427

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