Factors Influencing Health-Related Quality of Life Among Korean Obese Children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151950
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Factors Influencing Health-Related Quality of Life Among Korean Obese Children
Abstract:
Factors Influencing Health-Related Quality of Life Among Korean Obese Children
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Kim, Hee Soon, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:College of Nursing, Yonsei University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Jiyoung Park BS, RN, Research Assistant
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of the study was 1)to exam the relationships among healthy lifestyle, psychosocial characteristics, and health-related quality of life(HRQOL) and 2)to identify the factors that influence HRQOL among obese children in Korea.
Methods: In March 2010, One hundred thirty two obese children aged 9 to 13 years were recruited from health camp held in D city, Korea. Obese children were defined as BMI above the 85th percentile for sex and age. Anthropometric measurements including height, weight, and %body fat were conducted and study participants were asked about lifestyle patterns and psychosocial characteristics; stress, self-esteem, depression, and health perceptions. HRQOL was assessed using PedsQLTM 4.0 generic core scales. Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression models were used to identify the relationships among healthy lifestyle, psychosocial characteristics, and HRQOL.   
Results: Significant correlations with HRQOL included eating habits(r=.344, p=<.001) and the number of exercise(r=.266, p=.002) of the healthy lifestyle. Self-esteem(r=.660, p=<.001) and health perceptions(r=.188, p=.031) were positively correlated and physical stress(r=-.545, p=<.001), psychological stress(r=-.540, p=<.001), and depression(r=-.654, p=<.001) were negatively associated with HRQOL. The significant predictors of HRQOL among Korean obese children were self-esteem, depression, and physical stress and these variables accounted for 58.7% of the variance.
Conclusion: HRQOL in obese children was significantly associated with healthy lifestyle and psychosocial characteristics. Management programs for obese children should focus on the psychosocial aspect as well as healthy eating habits and exercise.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Influencing Health-Related Quality of Life Among Korean Obese Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151950-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Influencing Health-Related Quality of Life Among Korean Obese Children</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kim, Hee Soon, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Yonsei University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">khssoon@yuhs.ac</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jiyoung Park BS, RN, Research Assistant</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of the study was 1)to exam the relationships among healthy lifestyle, psychosocial characteristics, and health-related quality of life(HRQOL) and 2)to identify the factors that influence HRQOL among obese children in Korea. <br/>Methods: In March 2010, One hundred thirty two obese children aged 9 to 13 years were recruited from health camp held in D city, Korea. Obese children were defined as BMI above the 85th percentile for sex and age. Anthropometric measurements including height, weight, and %body fat were conducted and study participants were asked about lifestyle patterns and psychosocial characteristics; stress, self-esteem, depression, and health perceptions. HRQOL was assessed using PedsQLTM 4.0 generic core scales. Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression models were used to identify the relationships among healthy lifestyle, psychosocial characteristics, and HRQOL.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/>Results: Significant correlations with HRQOL included eating habits(r=.344, p=&lt;.001) and the number of exercise(r=.266, p=.002) of the healthy lifestyle. Self-esteem(r=.660, p=&lt;.001) and health perceptions(r=.188, p=.031) were positively correlated and physical stress(r=-.545, p=&lt;.001), psychological stress(r=-.540, p=&lt;.001), and depression(r=-.654, p=&lt;.001) were negatively associated with HRQOL. The significant predictors of HRQOL among Korean obese children were self-esteem, depression, and physical stress and these variables accounted for 58.7% of the variance. <br/>Conclusion: HRQOL in obese children was significantly associated with healthy lifestyle and psychosocial characteristics. Management programs for obese children should focus on the psychosocial aspect as well as healthy eating habits and exercise.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:19:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:19:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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