Relación entre el sobrepeso en niños y calidad de vida: comparación entre Sizing Me Up, PedsQL y Kid-KINDL

Translated title of the contribution: The relationship between children's overweight and quality of life: A comparison of Sizing Me Up, PedsQL and Kid-KINDL

Amir H. Pakpour, Chao Ying Chen, Chung Ying Lin (Corresponding Author), Carol Strong, Meng Che Tsai, Yi Ching Lin

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Background/Objective: Overweight and obese children are likely to encounter negative impact on psychological well-being and quality of life (QoL). Hence, for overweight and obese children, measuring QoL could go beyond simply assessing objective medical parameters and cover their physical health, psychological well-being, and social interaction. Generic (Kid-KINDL and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory [PedsQL]) and weight-related (Sizing Me Up) measures are two major types of QoL measurement instruments; however, little is known about the differences between them. Method: We recruited 569 3rd to 6th graders from eleven schools in Southern Taiwan. In addition to the three QoL questionnaires, the Child Depression Inventory and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale were applied. Results: Depression had significantly negative associations with all three QoL questionnaires. Self-esteem was only associated with Kid-KINDL. Body mass index had a significantly stronger relationship with Sizing Me Up than its relationships with PedsQL and Kid-KINDL. In other words, the items related to body size concerns in Size Me Up significantly contributed to impaired overweight/obese children's QoL. Conclusions: The study further identified the characters and strength of these QoL measures for better suggestions on evaluating physical and psychological issues for overweight/obese children.

Translated title of the contributionThe relationship between children's overweight and quality of life: A comparison of Sizing Me Up, PedsQL and Kid-KINDL
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • autoestima
  • Calidad de vida
  • depresión
  • Depression
  • estudio instrumental
  • Instrumental study
  • obesidad
  • Obesity
  • Quality of life
  • Self-esteem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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