Health-related quality of life in adolescents with comorbidities related to obesity.


Journal Article

INTRODUCTION: Psychosocial correlates of medically complex obesity are poorly understood in adolescents. METHODS: Health-related quality of life was examined among 111 obese adolescents with medical comorbidities. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: A higher body mass index and greater number of comorbidities were associated with diminished health-related quality of life, thus underscoring the relevance of psychosocial functioning in obese youth.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nadeau, K; Kolotkin, RL; Boex, R; Witten, T; McFann, KK; Zeitler, P; Walders-Abramson, N

Published Date

  • July 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 90 - 92

PubMed ID

  • 21700164

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21700164

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1972

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.10.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States