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Title: The relationship between children's overweight and quality of life : a comparison of Sizing Me Up, PedsQL and Kid-KINDL
Authors: Pakpour, AH
Chen, CY 
Lin, CY 
Strong, C
Tsai, MC
Lin, YC
Keywords: Autoestima
Calidad de vida
Estudio instrumental
Instrumental study
Quality of life
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: International journal of clinical and health psychology, 2019, v. 19, no. 1, p. 49-56 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of clinical and health psychology 
Abstract: 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.
ISSN: 1697-2600
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijchp.2018.06.002
Rights: © 2018 Asociaci ́on Espa ̃nola de Psicolog ́ıa Conductual. Published by Elsevier Espa ̃na, S.L.U. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
The following publication: Pakpour, A. H., Chen, C. Y., Lin, C. Y., Strong, C., Tsai, M. C., & Lin, Y. C. (2019). The relationship between children's overweight and quality of life: A comparison of Sizing Me Up, PedsQL and Kid-KINDL. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 19(1), 49-56 is available at
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