Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents: subjective well being|
Matos, M. G.
Ferreira, A. I.
Quality of life
|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)|
|Publisher version:||The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5209/rev_SJOP.2012.v15.n1.37306|
|Appears in Collections:||BRU-RI - Artigo em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica|
Files in This Item:
|publisher_version_sjp.pdf||336.55 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open Request a copy|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.