Obesity-specific health related quality of life assessment : examining caregiver-child agreement
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The proposed study seeks to add to the literature surrounding the assessment of obesity-specific health related quality of life (HRQOL) among youth. Assessing this construct provides valuable information regarding the impacts of obesity on quality of life in childhood and adolescence. However, discrepant reports between caregivers and children can lead to difficulty in interpreting assessment data. Using multiple regression, this study will explore whether observed differences in caregiver and child reports of obesity-specific HRQOL can be predicted by caregiver and child variables in a treatment-seeking sample. Variables of interest include parenting stress, body mass index (BMI), age, and gender. Significant results may help clinicians develop hypotheses about the causes of discrepancies when conceptualizing cases.