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Purpose: To identify predictors of smoking onset and cessation between early (age 13 years) and late adolescence (age 18 years) and between late adolescence (age 18 years) and young adulthood (age 23 years). Methods: We employed logistic regression to predict smoking initiation and cessation for...
Purpose: To determine the internal consistency and 1-week test–retest reliability of the Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers (POSIT) among adolescent medical patients. Methods: A research assistant administered the POSIT to a consecutive sample of 15- to 18-year-old patients...
Purpose: To evaluate imagery rehearsal therapy for the treatment of chronic nightmares in a sample of adolescent girls. Methods: Adolescent girls ranging in age from 13 to 18 years were recruited from the Wyoming Girls School in Sheridan, Wyoming (treatment group, n = 9; control group, n = 10)....
Purpose: To determine whether a multidimensional school-based intervention, which included physical and mental health services, increased adolescents’ use of needed medical care and preventive care and decreased emergency room use. Methods: A total of 2832 seventh- through twelfth-grade...
Restrictions have been placed on the ability of adolescents to obtain human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing independent of their parents. Although some states have given adolescents the right to consent to HIV testing independently, many states have remained silent on the issue or have...
Purpose: To develop a brief, multidimensional screening instrument for adolescents that addresses psychosocial domains critical to adolescent preventive health care services. Methods: Secondary analyses were conducted on survey data obtained in 1995 from a school sample of 76,159 students in...
Purpose: To examine cigarette use and its relationship to daily life hassles in an urban sample of African-American adolescent girls. Methods: A sample of 105 African-American adolescent girls (mean age of 15.45 years) derived from a larger cross-sectional research project titled “Female...
Purpose: To evaluate a new generic measure of adolescent health status, the self-report version of the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ), and provide population-based data. Furthermore, we aimed to examine the impact of common adolescent illness and health concerns on their health and well-being....
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