Comparison of Viewpoint of Obese Children and Their Parents Abouttheir Quality of Life in Shahrekord

Akbari, Nasrin. and Delaram, Masoumeh and Kazemian, Afsaneh. (2015) Comparison of Viewpoint of Obese Children and Their Parents Abouttheir Quality of Life in Shahrekord. International Journal of Review in Life Sciences, 5 (11).


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Background & Objective: The worldwide incidence of obesity is increasing rapidly not only in industrialized countries, but also in developing countries also seen an increase in prevalence. Health and quality of life of the most important factors in self-care behaviors and self-monitoring is particularly important in the prevention of obesity and its complications. From this perspective, the present study compared obese children and their parents to determine the quality of life for children in Shahrekord done. Method: In a cross - sectional study, 15 primary school boys and girls in Shahrekord were selected by cluster random sampling. The height and weight of students of the school to the standard method measured and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. According to the Center for Disease Control, subjects with higher BMI percentile 95 for age and gender as obese and with a BMI percentile of 85 to 95 as overweight considered and Sort by Morgan 140 children selected randomly. Then the quality of life of their vision and their parents examined .Data collected by Questionnaire (pedsQoL) in both the children and parents about physical (8 items), emotional (5 items), social (5 questions ) and school performance (5 questions). Data were analyzed with using inferential statistics (paired t-test, Mann-Whitney and Spearman correlation). Results: Results show mean score of quality of life in the viewpoint of children With obesity was0/92± 0/59 and in the viewpoint of their parents was1/29± 0/87 .Comparison means quality of life score of children and their parents using the t-test, α Level of %5 indicates significant statically difference in total score (P<0/001). There were no significant differences between mean score of quality of life in the social and school dimension in the parents and children viewpoint , but in physical (p <0/001) and emotional (p <0/05), this difference was significant. Emotional quality of life of the girls was worse than boys (p <0/001). Conclusion: Result showed that the viewpoint of obese children and their parents about quality of life was different in total and in different dimension (especially the physical and emotional dimension) and parents view was more undesirable. Therefore in attention to the important role of parents in the care of children must consider view of parents about quality of life and provide background to their participation in care planning to as much as possible promotion of children quality of life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords Life Quality; Child's View Point; the View Point of Parents; Obesity.
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 05:59
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2018 05:28

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