Changes in body mass index and health related quality of life from childhood to adolescence
Joanne W Williams, Louise Canterford, Kylie D Hesketh, Pollyanna Hardy, Elizabeth B Waters, George C Patton, Melissa Wake
International Journal of Pediatric Obesity | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2011
Awarded by NHMRC
This study was supported by grants from the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA), Financial Markets for Children, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. JW contributed to the conception, design, acquisition, analyses and interpretation of data and drafted the original article. LC contributed to the data analyses and revised the manuscript. Along with EW, MW instigated the Health of Young Victorians Study and was CIA for the third wave. She contributed to the original conception and design of this paper and its data interpretation, and undertook the final draft revision; she was supported by NHMRC Career Development Awards 284556 and 546405. KH contributed to the design, acquisition and interpretation of the data, revised the manuscript and is supported by an NHMRC/NHFA Postdoctoral Fellowship. PH contributed to the analysis plan and revision of the manuscript. EW contributed to the original conception and design of the study and interpretation of the data and revised the manuscript. GP is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship, contributed to the original conception and design of the study and interpretation of the data, and revised the manuscript. All authors have given final approval for the article to be published. We would also like to acknowledge the contribution of all field workers who conducted the data collection.