International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 3, 2014

Adolescent Medicine: What Can Be Learned from an International Collaboration?
IntroductionThe inimitable physical, psychological, and social needs of the adolescent combined with scientific advances from different disciplines, a rapid growth of the adolescent population, and societal changes' impact on adolescent health have all...
Anorexia Nervosa in Adolescence: Current Concepts of Medical and Psychological Assessment and Management
IntroductionIn modern gynecological literature information about anorexia nervosa is often presented in a limited fashion. In the meantime, in the overwhelming majority of cases of menstrual disorders, the first and only concern of the patient with anorexia...
Bonding and Internet Addiction in Adolescent Boys and Girls in Hong Kong
IntroductionNot only is the transition from childhood to adulthood a period of challenges for adolescents. It is also a time when risk behaviour such as delinquency and maladaptive behaviour is commonly manifested by them. According to Catalano et al....
Effectiveness of a Child-Only and a Child-Plus-Parent Nutritional Education Program
IntroductionChildhood obesity is a costly public health issue. It is linked to the onset of many chronic diseases (1) and results in an expected decrease in longevity (2). Childhood obesity rates have steadily risen over the past 25 years, from 5% in...
Middle School Age Children's Acceptance of a Child with a Facial Scar
IntroductionChildren who have facial disfigurements may be stared at, teased, ridiculed, targeted by bullies and face isolation (1, 2). Leonard and colleagues reported that children with visible disfigurements were less popular than peers who do not...
Physical Activity and Healthy Eating during Childhood and Adolescence
IntroductionThe "sound body-sound mind" philosophy is supported by many and the research implications of the psychological effects of exercise on well-being are readily apparent (1). Today we know that many chronic diseases starts in early childhood,...
Significance of Self-Image and Identity in Youth Development
IntroductionThe last decades we have seen large-scale scientific projects defining and facilitating a positive youth development. In Asia, especially Hong Kong, the interest in helping young people to grow and develop has been especially large (1).When...
State-Wise Variation in Teenage Birth Rates in the United States: Role of Teenage Birth Prevention Policies
IntroductionThe Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that 2011 saw a record low in births among women ages 15-19 years (1). Between 2010- 2011 there was an 8% decrease in births for this age group (1). Despite this decrease the CDC...
Systematic Review of Peer Support Interventions for Adolescents with Chronic Illness
IntroductionAdolescence is a sensitive period for developing one's sense of self, which often occurs in the context of peer relationships (1). However, this process may be disrupted in adolescents living with chronic illness. During this period of complex...
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