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Title: Quality of life of caregivers of overweight or obese children and adolescents
Authors: Melo, Tatiana Rocha [UNIFESP]
Jansen, Ann Kristine
Pinto, Rogerio de Melo Costa
Morales, Rogerio Rizo de
Morales, Nivea Macedo
Prado, Marilia Martins
Silva, Carlos Henrique Martins da
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Hosp Forcas Armadas
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU)
Keywords: Quality of life
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2011
Publisher: Univ Sao Paolo
Citation: Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da Usp. Cerquera Cesar: Univ Sao Paolo, v. 45, n. 2, p. 319-325, 2011.
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.
ISSN: 0080-6234
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