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Adolescent Health Understanding and Preventing Risk Behaviors

ISBN-10: 0470176768
ISBN-13: 9780470176764
Edition: 2009
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Description: This much-needed text offers an action-oriented epidemiologic approach to understanding the risk factors affecting adolescent health, and what can be done in response. Drawing on the leading experts in the field, this reference provides a survey and  More...

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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/2/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

This much-needed text offers an action-oriented epidemiologic approach to understanding the risk factors affecting adolescent health, and what can be done in response. Drawing on the leading experts in the field, this reference provides a survey and assessment of adolescent health risk behaviors, such as smoking, violence, teen pregnancy, and AIDS. Also described are trends and changes in risk behaviors over time; important theoretical models for developing interventions; prevention strategies for each risk behavior; and effective treatment modalities. The expert authors offer important perspectives in epidemiologic trends of specific behaviors.

#60;b#62;Ralph J. DiClemente#60;/b#62;, PhD, is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology, and associate director, Emory Center for AIDS Research.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;John S. Santelli#60;/b#62;, MD, MPH, is the Harriet and Robert H. Heilbrunn Professor and chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University#8242;s Mailman School of Public Health, New York.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Richard A. Crosby#60;/b#62;, PhD, is DDI Endowed Professor and chair, Department of Health Behavior, University of Kentucky, College of Public Health, Lexington, Kentucky.

List of Figures, Tables, and Exhibits
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
The Contributors
Foundations And Theory In Adolescent Health Risk Behavior
Adolescents At Risk: A Generation In Jeopardy
Trends In Adolescent And Young Adult Morbidity And Mortality
Population Characteristics
Mortality
High-Risk Behaviors as Underlying Causes of Death
Mental Health
Theories Of Adolescent Risk Taking: The Biopsychosocial Model
Biologically Based Theories of Risk Taking
Psychologically Based Theories of Risk Taking
Social and Environmental Theories of Risk Taking
The Biopsychosocial Model of Risk Taking
Resilience In Adolescence
Defi ning the Terms
Conceptual Framework
Ecological Factors
Adolescent Neurodevelopment, Stress, and Resilience
Resilience and Evidence-Based Interventions
Theories And Models Of Adolescent Decision Making
Key Concepts and Research Findings
Decision Science and Social Cognition Models of Health Behavior
Adolescents and Adults
Biological Underpinnings Of Adolescent Development
The Organizational-Activational Hypothesis: Hormonal Changes from Fetal Through Adolescent Development
Positive Youth Development: Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives
Prior Theoretical Models of Adolescent Development
Origins of the Positive Youth Development Perspective
Defi ning Features of Developmental Systems Theories
Features of the PYD Perspective
Preventing Key Health Risk Behaviors
Tobacco Use And Adolescent Health
Scope of the Problem and Health Outcomes
Strategies for Reducing the Risk of Tobacco Use Among Adolescents
Understanding And Preventing Risks For Adolescent Obesity
Health Promotion and Risk Prevention
Adolescent Alcohol Use
Epidemiology of Alcohol Use Among Teens
Promoting Health and Preventing Risk of Alcohol Use Among Youth
Substance Use Among Adolescents: Risk, Prevention, And Treatment
Epidemiology of Adolescents' Illicit Substance Use
Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Substance Abuse
Prevention of Adolescents' Illicit Substance Use
Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse and Dependence
Adolescent Violence: Risk, Resilience, And Prevention
Epidemiology
Key Concepts
Examples of Resiliency-Based Interventions Used in Schools
Prevention Of Suicidal Behavior During Adolescence
Epidemiology
Prevention
Unintentional Injuries Among Adolescents
Unintentional Injuries
Motor Vehicle Injuries
Strategies for Reducing Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries
Home and Recreation Injuries
Strategies for Reducing Home and Recreation Injuries
Settings for Adolescent Injury
Preventing and Controlling Injuries
Sexually Transmitted Disease Transmission And Pregnancy Among Adolescents
Epidemiology
Key Concepts and Research Findings
Interventions To Prevent Pregnancy And Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Including Hiv Infection
Methods Used in This Review
Curriculum-Based Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs
Youth Development Programs
Intensive Programs Combining Youth Development and Reproductive Health
Communitywide Pregnancy or STD/HIV Prevention Programs
Populations, Policy, And Prevention Strategies
Incarcerated And Delinquent Youth
Comparisons
Key Concepts: Health Conditions and Health Behavior
Roles for Health Professionals
The Health-Promoting Correctional Facility
Depression And Sexual Risk Behavior In Adolescents
Epidemiology of HIV, STIs, and Pregnancy in Adolescents
Depressive Symptoms, Mood Disorders, and Emotional Distress in Adolescents
Interventions
Implications for Research
Implications for Health Care
Connectedness In The Lives Of Adolescents
Key Concepts and Research Findings: What Is Meant by "Connectedness"?
Family Influences On Adolescent Health
Key Concepts and Research Findings
Future Directions for Family-Focused Research
Media Exposure And Adolescents' Health behavior
Teens and Media Use
The Infl uence of Media on Adolescents
Solutions: Improving Media for Adolescents
Technological Advances In Modifying Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors
Key Concepts and Research Findings
Measuring Adolescent Health Behaviors
Types of Measures
Measurement Error
Brief Motivational Interventions For Adolescent Health Promotion In Clinical Settings
Brief Intervention
Health Policy Approaches To Reduce Adolescent Risk Behavior And Adverse Health Consequences
The Ecological Model
Principles of Policy Approaches
Tobacco
Alcohol
Driving
Physical Activity and Obesity
Violence
Sexual Health
Legal And Ethical Issues In Adolescent Health Care And Research
Health, Human Rights, and Ethical Principles
Legal Status of Adolescents and Access to Health Care
Research Regulation and Ethics
Adolescent Risk Behaviors And Adverse Health Outcomes: Future Directions For Research, Practice, And Policy
Prevention Research and Practice Are Interdisciplinary
Adolescent Health Promotion Needs to Address Multiple Levels of Causality
Strategies Are Needed to Improve the Sustainability of Health Promotion Programs
New and Promising Theoretical Orientations
The Need to Improve Prevention Program Transfer
The Need to Measure Cost-Effectiveness in Health Promotion Research
Interactions Between Spheres of Infl uence: Lessons for the Future
Name Index
Subject Index

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