HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Being overweight has a significant effect on a child's quality of life

New research indicates that the more a child is overweight, the poorer quality of life that child will experience, though not to the degree reported in a previous study, according to an article in the January 5 issue of JAMA.

The negative effects of childhood overweight and obesity on quality of life (QOL) have been shown in clinical samples, but not yet in population-based community samples. Health-related QOL, as defined by the World Health Organization, includes an individual's physical, mental, and social well-being.

Joanne Williams, Ph.D., of the Royal Children's Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues, examined the hypothesis that QOL scores would decrease with increasing weight. The research included data collected in 2000 from the Health of Young Victorians Study, which was commenced in 1997. Individuals were recruited via a random 2-stage sampling design from primary schools in Victoria, Australia. Of the 1,943 children in the original group, 1,569 (80.8 percent) were resurveyed 3 years later at an average age of 10.4 years.

The researchers measured health-related QOL using the PedsQL 4.0, a short survey which assesses physical, emotional, social, and school functioning in a child. The survey was completed by a parent and by child self-report. Summary scores for children's total, physical, and psychosocial health and subscale scores for emotional, social, and school functioning were compared by weight category based on International Obesity Task Force cut points.

Of 1,456 participants, 1,099 (75.5 percent) children were classified as not overweight; 294 (20.2 percent) overweight; and 63 (4.3 percent) obese. The researchers found that the parent and child self-reported PedsQL scores decreased with increasing child weight. At the subscale level, child and parent reported scores were similar, showing decreases in physical and social functioning for obese children compared with
'"/>

Contact: Joanne Williams, Ph.D.
jo.williams@mcri.edu.au
JAMA and Archives Journals
4-Jan-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Being spiritual may be good for your health
2. New Vaccine Being Tested In Prostate Cancer Patients
3. Study Captures Images Of Memories Being Formed Within The Human Brain
4. Airport Noise Can Seriously Affect The Health And Psychological Well-Being OfChildren
5. Insufficient sleep associated with overweight and obesity
6. Getting pregnant while on the pill: Yet another health hazard of being overweight
7. Health care charges higher for older adults who were overweight or obese when younger
8. Prevalence of overweight increasing in young children from low-income families
9. Weight loss drug Xenical effective and safe in overweight teenagers
10. Before and after diet ads promote bias against overweight people
11. United States has highest prevalence of overweight teens in 15 country study

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Being overweight has significant effect child quality life

(Date:3/4/2015)... Cook For Your Life (CFYL), a New ... to people touched by cancer, is launching its first ... by founder Ann Ogden, will be facilitated by Drexel ... partnership will expand the program from its base. , ... After going through her own cancer treatments, Ogden realized ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 Smokers ... breakthrough marketing campaign called 'We Love Smokers' from Aqua-Tine, ... for tobacco. , "It’s important to establish a ... true to it. Our idea, 'We Love Smokers' elevates ... point of view. We created a bold tone of ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 Blake’s ... frozen food category, will attend this year’s Natural Products ... newest product line. With this new line, Blake’s, who ... the natural channel, continues its commitment to creating high-quality ... growing frozen brand in the natural channel, Blake’s understands ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Starting February 2015, Dr. Joseph King ... at their new location in Surrey. , In addition ... Dr. Gabriel Chu also provide comprehensive ophthalmology services, including ... Fraser Valley Cataract and Laser (FVCL). This state of ... of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Fraser Valley ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a ... those in need in San Diego and Imperial Counties, ... its Mission Support Grants program with awards totaling $1 ... for AHF’s Mission Support Grants program. Grant recipients were ... trustees and program committee, as well as the community ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Drexel University and Cook for Your Life Team Up 2Health News:Drexel University and Cook for Your Life Team Up 3Health News:Drexel University and Cook for Your Life Team Up 4Health News:Drexel University and Cook for Your Life Team Up 5Health News:The Brand Behind The Bold and Provocative Ad Campaign 'We Love Smokers' 2Health News:The Brand Behind The Bold and Provocative Ad Campaign 'We Love Smokers' 3Health News:Fastest Growing Frozen Brand in Natural Channel Showcases New Line at Expo West 2015 2Health News:Fastest Growing Frozen Brand in Natural Channel Showcases New Line at Expo West 2015 3Health News:King LASIK relocates to Surrey, British Columbia 2Health News:Alliance Healthcare Foundation Awards $1 million through Mission Support Grants Program 2Health News:Alliance Healthcare Foundation Awards $1 million through Mission Support Grants Program 3
(Date:3/4/2015)... , 5. März 2015 ... Qualitätssicherung im Bereich diagnostische Röntgenstrahlung, stellte ... Radiologie, dem European Congress of Radiology ... , Österreich, einen neuen Strahlungsüberwachungssensor vor. ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150304/179432LOGO Der RaySafe ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC ) announced today ... to its Board of Directors.  She most recently served ... as President of Covidien,s Vascular Therapies Division from 2012 to ... 2012. Ms. Enxing Seng joined Covidien in ... she was a founding member and executive officer responsible ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015  Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... top-line results of the Phase II proof of ... of tradipitant as a monotherapy in the treatment ... Despite a highly significant and clinically meaningful improvement ... p<0.0001) as measured on a 100mm unit Visual ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Unfors RaySafe, ein Unternehmen von Fluke Biomedical, stellt auf European Congress of Radiology neuen Überwachungssensor vor 2Unfors RaySafe, ein Unternehmen von Fluke Biomedical, stellt auf European Congress of Radiology neuen Überwachungssensor vor 3Hill-Rom Elects Stacy Enxing Seng to its Board of Directors 2Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 2Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 3Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 4Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 5Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 6Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 7
Cached News: