Promoting the Health of Adolescents: New Directions for the Twenty-first Century / Edition 1

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Chronic diseases and premature death can often be linked to social, environmental, and behavioral factors that are subject to modification, especially during adolescence when many habits—both good and bad—are formed. In order to effectively encourage good health-related behaviors among adolescents, health providers need an integrated understanding of the many factors involved. This volume fills that need by providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date review of the pertinent issues, including in-depth discussions on adolescent sexuality, substance abuse, the future of adolescent health promotion, and the relationship between socioeconomic status and health-related behaviors. The outstanding group of contributors represents a wide variety of disciplines and offers proven techniques and approaches that can help future adults enjoy longer, safer, more productive lives. With an emphasis on practical solutions, Promoting the Health of Adolescents will be of value to health and social scientists, health care providers, educators, and administrators who plan and implement programs for adolescent health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195091885
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/31/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

University of California, San Francisco

University of Minnesota

Carnegie Corporation of New York

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Table of Contents

1 Adolescent Heath Promotion: Rationale, Goals, and Objectives 3
2 Adolescent Development: Health Risks and Opportunities for Health Promotion 13
3 The Influence of Economic Factors on Health-Related Behaviors in Adolescents 38
4 Health Promotion for Minority Adolescents: Cultural Considerations 58
5 The Social World of Adolescents: Families, Peers, Schools, and the Community 73
6 A View of Health from the Adolescent's Perspective 97
7 Health-Enhancing and Health-Compromising Lifestyles 119
The Adolescent, Health, and Society: From the Perspective of the Physician 146
The Adolescent, Health, and Society: From the Perspective of the Nurse 151
8 Promoting Positive Mental Health during Adolescence 159
9 "Sex Is a Gamble, Kissing Is a Game": Adolescent Sexuality and Health Promotion 180
10 Promoting Healthful Diet and Physical Activity 209
11 Promoting Oral Health in Adolescents 242
12 Promoting Healthy Alternatives to Substance Abuse 260
13 The Control of Violence and the Promotion of Nonviolence in Adolescents 285
14 Promoting Safety in Adolescents 305
Topical Areas of Interest for Promoting Health: From the Perspective of the Physician 328
Topical Areas of Interest for Promoting Health: From the Perspective of the Nurse 333
15 From Causal Description to Causal Explanation: Improving Three Already Good Evaluations of Adolescent Health Programs 339
16 Adolescent Health Promotion in the Twenty-first Century: Current Frontiers and Future Directions 375
Index 389
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