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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152637
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Behaviors and Health Problems of Recently Incarcerated Youth
Abstract:
Health Behaviors and Health Problems of Recently Incarcerated Youth
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Fuller, Sara, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of South Carolina
Title:Associate Professor
Objective: Health promotion for adolescent males is a needed but neglected area of nursing research. Adolescence is a period of transition from family dependence and responsibility to independence and self responsibility. The population of males aged 15-24 is the only population aggregate which has experienced an increase in mortality since 1960. The risk-taking behavior that causes some youth to be incarcerated may also jeopardize their health status. One purpose of this pilot study was to assess the applicability of the Kersell/Milsum model of behavioral change to the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors in incarcerated adolescent males. Design: Descriptive/Correlational Population, Sample, Setting, Years: The Kersell/Milsum model of behavorial change is multivariate with many facets of measurement. 240 volunteer subjects were selected by convenience from incarcerated youth presenting to the medical department of the Reception and Evaluation Center (R & E) of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Subjects were stratified by age, 11-13, 14-15, and 16-17 consistent with the three phases of adolescence, early, mid, and late. Variables: All subjects completed a questionnaire packet that includes measurements of, personal characteristics (demographics and psychosocial developmental level), and personal health dynamics (self-care agency), perception of self (hope), and health behaviors (health promoting lifestyle profile) The truthfulness of the responses was assessed with a measure of social desirability. Additionally the presence of existing health care problems was assessed by chart review of the R & E medical records. Methods: The data analysis determined the health behaviors of the subjects (descriptive analysis), the reliability of the study instruments in this population (reliability analysis), the influence of the personal characteristics, personal health dynamics, and perception of self on the measures of health behaviors and health problems (ANOVA, multiple regression), and the effectiveness of the survey approach to collection of personal data in a correctional setting. Implications: This pilot study formed the basis for further in-depth studies to refine an appropriately weighted systems model of health promotion. Ultimately, intervention studies are planned to test the model and to assess outcomes related to improved health promotion in men's reproductive health.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Behaviors and Health Problems of Recently Incarcerated Youthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152637-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Behaviors and Health Problems of Recently Incarcerated Youth</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fuller, Sara, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of South Carolina</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sara.fuller@sc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Health promotion for adolescent males is a needed but neglected area of nursing research. Adolescence is a period of transition from family dependence and responsibility to independence and self responsibility. The population of males aged 15-24 is the only population aggregate which has experienced an increase in mortality since 1960. The risk-taking behavior that causes some youth to be incarcerated may also jeopardize their health status. One purpose of this pilot study was to assess the applicability of the Kersell/Milsum model of behavioral change to the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors in incarcerated adolescent males. Design: Descriptive/Correlational Population, Sample, Setting, Years: The Kersell/Milsum model of behavorial change is multivariate with many facets of measurement. 240 volunteer subjects were selected by convenience from incarcerated youth presenting to the medical department of the Reception and Evaluation Center (R &amp; E) of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Subjects were stratified by age, 11-13, 14-15, and 16-17 consistent with the three phases of adolescence, early, mid, and late. Variables: All subjects completed a questionnaire packet that includes measurements of, personal characteristics (demographics and psychosocial developmental level), and personal health dynamics (self-care agency), perception of self (hope), and health behaviors (health promoting lifestyle profile) The truthfulness of the responses was assessed with a measure of social desirability. Additionally the presence of existing health care problems was assessed by chart review of the R &amp; E medical records. Methods: The data analysis determined the health behaviors of the subjects (descriptive analysis), the reliability of the study instruments in this population (reliability analysis), the influence of the personal characteristics, personal health dynamics, and perception of self on the measures of health behaviors and health problems (ANOVA, multiple regression), and the effectiveness of the survey approach to collection of personal data in a correctional setting. Implications: This pilot study formed the basis for further in-depth studies to refine an appropriately weighted systems model of health promotion. Ultimately, intervention studies are planned to test the model and to assess outcomes related to improved health promotion in men's reproductive health.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:43:50Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:43:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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