+44 (0)1509 263171
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title: ||Biological maturation as a confounding factor in the relation between chronological age and health-related quality of life in adolescent females|
|Authors: ||Cumming, Sean P.|
Gillison, Fiona B.
Sherar, Lauren B.
Health-related quality of life
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Publisher: ||© Springer|
|Citation: ||CUMMING, S., GILLISON, F. and SHERAR, L., 2011. Biological maturation as a confounding factor in the relation between chronological age and health-related quality of life in adolescent females. Quality of Life Research, 20 (2), pp.237-242.|
|Abstract: ||PURPOSE. To examine the potential confounding effect of biological maturation on the relations between chronological age and health-related quality of life in adolescent British females. METHODS. Biological maturation, chronological age, and health-related quality of life were assessed in 366 British female students in years 7-10 (M = 13.0 years, SD = 0.8). The Kid-Screen 10 was used to assess health-related quality of life. Percentage of predicted adult height attained at measurement was used as an estimate of biological maturation. RESULTS. Pearson product moment correlation demonstrated a statistically significant inverse relation between chronological age and health-related quality of life. This relation was, however, attenuated and non-significant once biological maturation was controlled for. CONCLUSIONS. Researchers studying health-related quality of life in youth should consider and/or control for the potential confounding effect of biological maturation.|
|Description: ||The final publication is available at Springer via: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-010-9743-0.|
|Sponsor: ||This research was supported by Grant #SG-
46063 from The British Academy, entitled ‘Relations Between Biological
Maturation, Exercise Behavior, and Psychological Health in
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-010-9743-0|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
Files associated with this item:
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.