Close Menu

Adolescents

Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents in Jamaica

Issue: 
Pages: 
494–8
Synopsis: 
Among the sample of students surveyed, 4.5% (n = 134) reported having depressive symptoms.

ABSTRACT


Background: Depression in adolescents is often overlooked and misdiagnosed; however, it is an important mental health problem which is associated with major functional impairments across daily domains of living, and considerable morbidity. The aim of this research is to examine the prevalence of self-reported depressive symptoms among Jamaican adolescents, and the associated sociodemographic factors.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

The Jamaican Adolescent’s Perspective on Violence and its Effects

Issue: 
Pages: 
165–71
Synopsis: 
A qualitative study of rural and urban based Jamaican adolescents’ perspectives on violence, its impact on their attitudes and behaviours as well as their implications.

ABSTRACT

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
Journal Authors: 
e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Are Parents in Tune with Music Their Adolescent Children Enjoy? Are There Missed Opportunities for Sexual and Reproductive Health Dialogue?

Issue: 
Pages: 
158–64
Synopsis: 
Adolescents listen to and learn sexual and reproductive health themes from dancehall music whether or not parents have reservations to them doing so. These may subsequently influence sexual and reproductive health behaviour. Dancehall music provides opportunities for parents to initiate discussion of values pertaining to sexual and reproductive health.

ABSTRACT

The perspectives of adolescents were solicited on the issue of sexual and reproductive health messages they received through dancehall music as well as their perceptions of parents’ views of such messages and adolescents’ indulgence with this genre of music.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

The Impact of Gender, Family and Type of School on Smoking in Adolescents in Eyup, Istanbul, Turkey

Issue: 
Pages: 
141–6
Synopsis: 
This is a cross-sectional study on 1062 students from eight high schools to determine the influence of smoking habits, education of family, parents, the type of school and gender on smoking in adolescents.

 

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of smoking habits and education of family, parents, the type of school and gender on smoking in adolescents.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 1062 students from eight high schools in Eyup, Istanbul.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
Journal Authors: 
e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Alcohol Use and Associated Factors among Adolescent Students in Thailand

Issue: 
Pages: 
890–6
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of alcohol misuse among adolescents in Thailand was 14.8%. Efforts to prevent and control alcohol misuse may need to address a cluster of risk behaviours including cigarette smoking.


ABSTRACT

Objective: Alcohol misuse is a relevant public health issue in Thailand. The assessment of the prevalence of alcohol use among adolescents may guide policies and programmes aimed at reducing alcohol use among this age group.

Method: Using data from the Thailand Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) 2008, we assessed the prevalence of alcohol use and the associated factors among adolescents (n = 2758).

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
Journal Authors: 
e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults, Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1988–2007

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.070
Pages: 
21–7
Synopsis: 
The burden of malignancy in adolescents and young adults in Jamaica is greater in females. In both genders, increasing age is accompanied by increased incidence rates and a progressive shift from non-epithelial to epithelial malignancies. This shift occurs earlier in females.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the distribution of malignancies in adolescents and young adults (AYA; 15 to 29
years) in Jamaica.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

Alcohol Use and Associated Factors among Adolescent Students in Thailand

Pre-published Manuscript

This manuscript has been assigned to a volume and issue but has not yet been published. It is either being edited, typeset or is in the proof stage of publication.
In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Adolescents
Top of Page