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Caregiver concern in adolescents with persistent obesity: the importance of quality of life assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23275053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To examine female caregiver and adolescent dyad characteristics that predict the female caregiver's concern about their adolescent's weight and the degree to which caregiver concern predicts desire for physician intervention.
METHOD: Fifty-three caregivers of adolescents with persistent obesity were asked to report on their adolescent's quality of life (QOL), weight status, concern about their adolescent's weight, and desire for physician intervention.
RESULTS: Results indicated that only caregiver-reported QOL was a meaningful predictor of caregiver concern for African-American adolescents with persistent obesity accounting for 51% of the variance and that caregiver concern predicted desire for physician intervention accounting for 46% of the variance.
CONCLUSION: Based on these findings, it is recommended that practitioners assess caregiver perception of obesity-specific QOL in their adolescent patients with persistent obesity, particularly those who are African-American.
Authors:
Christopher C Cushing; Chanelle T Bishop-Gilyard; Richard E Boles; Jennifer Reiter-Purtill; Meg H Zeller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1536-7312     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dev Behav Pediatr     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  2013-06-28     Revised Date:  2014-01-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006933     Medline TA:  J Dev Behav Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
African Americans / psychology
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Mothers / psychology*
Obesity / psychology*
Psychological Tests
Quality of Life / psychology*
Questionnaires
Sex Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K23 DK060031/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; K23 DK087826/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; K23 DK60031/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS
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