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Bhadoria, A.S., Kapil, U. and Kaur, S. (2015) Association of Duration of Time Spent on Television, Computer and Video Games with Obesity amongst Children in National Capital Territory of Delhi. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 6, 80.

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  • TITLE: Comparison of the Effects of Physiotherapy Group Exercise and Basketball on Quality of Life of Obese Children

    AUTHORS: Zehra Güçhan Topcu, Özlem Ülger

    KEYWORDS: Physiotherapy, Basketball, Quality of Life, Obese Children

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Vol.5 No.1, January 5, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Aim: To compare the effects of group exercises under physiotherapist control and basketball program on the quality of life of obese children. Methods: 45 obese children aged 10 years were randomly included to the physiotherapy (n=14), basketball (n:15), and control group (n:16). The children were assessed before and after 12-week study duration. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) was used to determine and compare their quality of life (QoL). Results: No difference was found when the subheadings of the PedsQL were compared among the groups (p>0.05). When the changes were investigated within the groups, only significant increase was determined in the physical and emotional subheadings of the physiotherapy group (pConclusion: Although no change was determined in the quality of life, physiotherapy group exercise was found to be more successful to affect physical and emotional status of obese children.