International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, 2013

Acceptability of HPV Vaccine among Young Adolescent Girls in Uganda: Young People's Perspectives Count
IntroductionCervical cancer is the third most common cancer in women globally, with an estimated 530,000 new cases in 2008. It is the second most frequent cancer in women between 15 and 44 years of age in developing countries. High-risk regions include...
Adult Perceptions of Youth Mental Health Issues in a Canadian Province
IntroductionAdequate levels of mental health literacy ('the knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders which aid their recognition, management or prevention'(1)) in the population is important for several reasons. First, it is estimated that in the...
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Neuropsychologic and Pharmacologic Aspects
IntroductionFew conditions in the mental health field have shown a closer link to neuropsychological constructs than the Attentional Disorders. From the word "attention", prominently listed in the current Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...
Health Risk and Deviant Behaviors among Undergraduate Students at an Academic Institute in Israel
IntroductionHealth risk behaviors are voluntary behaviors which lead to negative outcomes from a health perspective. A negative health outcome could be an injury, an illness or death. However, these behaviors could also have negative and problematic...
Menarcheal Age of Nigerian Urban Secondary School Girls in Benin City
IntroductionMenarche (the first menstrual bleeding of a female)( 1) represents the endpoint of a complex sequence of events that characterize sexual maturation and puberty in girls (2). It is unique, and probably, the most accurately recallable indicator...
Nutritional Status of Nigerian Children with Sickle Cell Anaemia in Stable State
IntroductionSickle cell anaemia (SCA) is a chronic haemolytic disorder caused by homozygous inheritance of abnormal haemoglobin called 'haemoglobin S' (HbS). It is an example of a single point mutation resulting in a qualitative defect in haemoglobin...
Parental Satisfaction and Treatment Outcome: A 3-Year Study in Children's Mental Health Services
IntroductionIn the United States alone, one in every four to five youth meets criteria for a psychiatric diagnosis (1). An extensive body of literature supports the indication that most psychiatric disorders emerge during childhood or adolescence, making...
The Health of Our Youth and Lessons from National Surveys
IntroductionThere are many potentially risky behaviors that youth can engage in. Some of them can have implications for both their well-being, their life prospects and for others in their environment. Smoking, drinking, sex, drugs, driving, violence...
The Self-Management and Transition to Adulthood Program "UNC STARx": Instruments and Lessons from the Field
IntroductionHealth care transition (HCT) is a dynamic, patient- and family-centered process that involves the purposeful, planned movement of adolescents and young adults with chronic physical and medical conditions from child-centered to adult-oriented...
Upper-Air Observation Indicators Predict Outbreaks of Allergies among Elementary School Children: Integration of Daily Environmental and School Health Surveillance Systems in Pennsylvania
IntroductionHay fever, respiratory allergies, food allergies, and skin allergies are the main types of allergies among children in the US. Percent of children with diagnosed hay fever in the past 12 months is 9.5% (7.1 million), while 11.5% (3.4 million)...
Youth Suicide Prevention at Grassroots
IntroductionIn spite of the large volume of literature on suicide the public health strategy on suicide prevention is still reliant on a medical model that treats suicide as a mental illness. There is however, confusion within the literature which is...
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