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Revista chilena de pediatría

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URZUA M, Alfonso. Health and illness selfreport in adolescence: CHIP-AE questionnaire in chilean school adolescents. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2012, vol.83, n.4, pp.336-344. ISSN 0370-4106.

Objective: To describe and analyze values obtained from the application of the Child Health and Illness Profile-Adolescent Edition (CHIP-AE) in school chilean adolescents. Method: The questionnaire was applied to a sample of 531 school adolescents of Antofagasta (249 were men and 282 women), with a mean of age of 15.44 years. Means and deciles for each of the domains and subdomains of the instrument, separated by sex and range of age were calculated. Results: Men presented significantly highest median level of satisfaction and resistance (p < 0.01 y p < 0.05) and women highest score in welfare (p < 0.01). By ge 16 to 18 vs 13 to 15 years old group, had significantly highest scores in welfare and resistance (p < 0.001 and p < 0,05), and less in risk and performance (p < 0.05 and p < 0.05, respectively). Conclusion: Results are not different for spanish study, except on welfare were men obtained lower scores and women highest. These results can be use as comparison pattern in longitudinal studies and to compare with others populations or interventions studies in adolescent health.

Keywords : Health; adolescence; CHIP-AE; quality of life.

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