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. This measure was jointly developed by Cincinnati Children’s and Quality of Life Consulting, PLLC.
In addition to the self-report version, there is a parent-proxy version that has been evaluated psychometrically and has a similar fee structure (see Nadeau K., Kolotkin R.L., Boex R., Witten T., McFann K.K., Zeitler P., Walders-Abramson N. Health-related quality of life in adolescents with comorbidities related to obesity. Journal of Adolescent Health, 2011 Jul; 49(1): 90-2.).
In addition to a total score, there are scores on four domains:
To date, a total of 18 harmonized translations of the IWQOL-Kids© have been developed in accordance with industry standards.
Since this is a copyrighted instrument, Quality of Life Consulting, PLLC, grants royalty-bearing, nonexclusive licenses for both self-report and parent-proxy versions.
The royalties for self-report and parent-proxy versions are charged separately at the following prices:
Note: Ten patient/subject minimum.
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