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Title: Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents: subjective well being
Authors: Gaspar, T.
Ribeiro, J.
Matos, M. G.
Leal, I.
Ferreira, A. I.
Keywords: Psychosocial factors
Quality of life
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Abstract: The main objective of this study was to build a model, which includes personal and social factors, that helps to highlight factors that promote health-related quality of Life (HRQoL) in children and in adolescents. A sample of 3195 children and adolescents was acquired from 5th and 7th graders from all five Portuguese regions. In this study three independent latent variables were specified - Physical, Psychological and Social and two dependent latent variables were measured: Health behavior and Quality of Life. The integrative model was composed by different components: (I) health-related quality of life, integrated by 8 dimensions from KIDSCREEN-52; (2) health behavior, (3) variables related to physical health: (4) variables related to social health; (5) variables related to psychological health. As results were found strong correlation between psychological dimensions and self-esteem and other factors and a structural equation model was developed. The model presented a RMSEA index of .08. Similarly, adjustment levels for the CFI. NFI and IFI vary above or around .90, which suggests a good adjustment for the hypothesized model. The model presented significant qui-square. This study showed that in all the samples studied, the psychological variables were those that contributed at a superior level to HRQoL.
Description: WOS:000300213100017 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)
Peer reviewed: Sim
ISSN: 1138-7416
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at:
Appears in Collections:BRU-RI - Artigo em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica

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