Submitted to: Obesity Management
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2005
Publication Date: 12/1/2005
Citation: Tyler, C., Johnston, C.A., Madhukar, M., Foreyt, J.P. 2005. Practical strategies for treating obesity in Mexican Americans. Obesity Management. 1(6):247-250. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Quality of life (Pediatric Quality of Life InventoryTM, PedsQLTM) was assessed for 175 Mexican American adolescents, with measured height and weight used to determine BMI percentile/weight classification. Main effects for weight classification were detected using One-way ANOVA’s (p < .05 for Total, Physical, and Psychosocial,) with the heaviest adolescents demonstrating the lowest ratings.