• The Impact of Weight on Quality of Life – Kids (IWQOL-Kids)©

    The Impact of Weight on Quality of Life – Kids (IWQOL-Kids) © is a validated self-report measure of weight-related quality of life for youth ages 11-19. The four subscales (physical comfort, body esteem, social life and family relations) and total score have strong psychometric properties, discriminate among weight status groups and are responsive to weight change. Meg Zeller, PhD, and Avani Modi, PhD, were key investigators in the development and validation of this measure for which Cincinnati Children’s shares copyrights with Ronette Kolotkin, PhD.
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    Wouters EJM, Geenen R, Kolotkin RL, Vingerhoets AJJM. Met lichaamsgewicht samenhangende kwaliteit van leven bij adolescenten: Psychometrische kwaliteit van de Nederlandse vertaling van de IWQOL-Kids. Tijdschrift voor Kindergeneeskunde. 78, 119-125. 2010.

    de Beer M, Gemke RJ. Health-Related Quality of Life in Obese Children and Adolescents. In: Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures, Preedy VR, Watson RR, editors. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY. 2010.

    Quittner AL, Cruz I, Modi AC, Marciel KK. Health-Related Quality of Life Instruments for Adolescents with Chronic Diseases. In: Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Disease in Adolescence: A Guide to Integrative Care, O'Donohue WT, editor. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY. 2009.

    Zeller MH, Modi AC, Noll JG, Long JD, Inge TH. Psychosocial Functioning Improves Following Adolescent Bariatric Surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring); 17, 985-990. 2009.

    Quinlan NP, Kolotkin RL, Fuemmeler BF, Costanzo PR. Psychosocial outcomes in a weight loss camp for overweight youth. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 4, 134-142. 2009.

    Modi AC, Loux TJ, Bell SK, Harmon CM, Inge TH, Zeller MH. Weight-specific health-related quality of life in adolescents with extreme obesity. Obesity. 16: 2266-2271. 2008.

    Kolotkin RL, Zeller M, Modi AC, Samsa GP, Quinlan NP, Yanovski JA, Bell SK, Maahs DM, Gonzales de Serna D, Roehrig HR. Assessing weight-related quality of life in adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 14: 448-457. 2006.