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

Title
Factors Influencing Health-Related Quality of Life of Overweight and Obese Children in South Korea
Authors
함옥경
Keywords
health-related quality of life, overweight, obese, stress, self-esteem, depression
Issue Date
2013
Publisher
JOURNAL OF SCHOOL NURSING
Series/Report no.
JOURNAL OF SCHOOL NURSING ; Vol29 no.5 Startpage 361 Endpage 369
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://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/33279
ISSN
1059-8405
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Medical School/College of Medicine (의학전문대학원/의과대학) > Nursing (간호학) > Journal Papers, Reports(간호학 논문, 보고서)
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