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:
IWQOL-Kids is available in 27 languages.
Hpw to Cite IWQOL-Kids
Kolotkin, R.L., Zeller, M., Modi, A.C., Samsa, G.P., Quinlan, N., Yanovski, J.A., Bell, S.K., Maahs, D.M., de Serna, D.G., Roehrig, H.R. Assessing weight-related quality of life in adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring), 2006, 14(3), 448-457
Since this is a copyrighted instrument, Quality of Life Consulting, PLLC, grants royalty-bearing, nonexclusive licenses for both self-report and parent-proxy versions.
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