Revista chilena de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106
URZUA M, ALFONSO; MENDEZ P, FRANCISCA; ACUNA F, CAROLINA y ASTUDILLO C, JOCELYN. Quality of Life and Health in Preschoolers. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2010, vol.81, n.2, pp. 129-138. ISSN 0370-4106. doi: 10.4067/S0370-41062010000200005.
Objective: Parents' perception of quality of life (QOL) was correlated to the health status of children between three and five years eleven months of age. Method: TAPQOL questionnaires were utilized to evaluate parents or guardians of 483 children who attenden private, semiprivate and public kindergardens. Average age of the children was 51.7 months, 47% were girls. Results: QOL was found to be disturbed through anxiety and behavior problems. Some differences were found along the dimensions of gender, type of institution, and presence of illness. Conclusions: Our results allow us to focus on those preschoolers whose parents report a worse QOL, to develop intervention plans. Those are children who have suffered a disease, the youngest, or those who attend public preschools. Positive behavioral signs, anxiety and communication are special areas of interest for medical intervention.
Palabras clave : Quality of life; preschoolers; TAPQOL.