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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156117
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Mental & Physical Health of Hispanic Adolescents
Abstract:
Improving Mental & Physical Health of Hispanic Adolescents
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation
Title:Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing
Co-Authors:Leigh Small, PhD, RN, CPNP; Mary Mays, PhD; Diana L. Jacobson, MS, RN, CPNP; Stephanie Van Blankenstein and Judith O'Haver, RN, MS, CPNP
[Research Presentation] Background: Depressive and anxiety disorders among adolescents, often co-morbid conditions that affect 35 percent of female and 20 percent of male high school students, are major public health problems associated with disabling morbidity, significant mortality, and substantial healthcare costs. Adolescent depressive disorders also are associated with other mental and physical health problems, such as substance abuse, school failure, and obesity. Purpose: The purpose of this recently completed randomized controlled pilot study was to determine the effects of the COPE/Healthy Lifestyles TEEN (thinking, emotions, exercise, and nutrition) program on the mental and physical health outcomes of 19 Hispanic adolescents enrolled in an inner city high school. The intervention programs (COPE versus Comparison) were delivered in two separate classes of teens who were taking a required health class.áPrograms were twelve sessions over a nine-week school quarter for both groups. Outcomes: Key variables measured included depressive symptoms, anxiety, beliefs/confidence about engaging in a healthy lifestyle, perceived difficulty in leading a healthy lifestyle, and healthy attitudes, choices, and behaviors. The COPE program content included cognitive behavioral skills building along with information and activities on leading a healthy lifestyle. The comparison group class received information that focused on safety and other teen health issues.á Findings: Findings indicated that the COPE teens were less depressed, less anxious, and more committed to making healthy choices following the intervention. Teens in the control group showed no appreciable change in depression or anxiety, but a similar change in commitment to making healthy choices. Implications. This study provides preliminary data to indicate that the COPE TEEN program can lead to improved mental and physical health outcomes in Hispanic adolescents. Findings support the need for a full-scale clinical trial to test the efficacy of COPE on adolescent physical and mental health outcomes.áá
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Mental & Physical Health of Hispanic Adolescentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156117-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improving Mental &amp; Physical Health of Hispanic Adolescents</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arizona State University College of Nursing &amp; Healthcare Innovation</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Bernadette.Melnyk@asu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Leigh Small, PhD, RN, CPNP; Mary Mays, PhD; Diana L. Jacobson, MS, RN, CPNP; Stephanie Van Blankenstein and Judith O'Haver, RN, MS, CPNP</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: Depressive and anxiety disorders among adolescents, often co-morbid conditions that affect 35 percent of female and 20 percent of male high school students, are major public health problems associated with disabling morbidity, significant mortality, and substantial healthcare costs. Adolescent depressive disorders also are associated with other mental and physical health problems, such as substance abuse, school failure, and obesity. Purpose: The purpose of this recently completed randomized controlled pilot study was to determine the effects of the COPE/Healthy Lifestyles TEEN (thinking, emotions, exercise, and nutrition) program on the mental and physical health outcomes of 19 Hispanic adolescents enrolled in an inner city high school. The intervention programs (COPE versus Comparison) were delivered in two separate classes of teens who were taking a required health class.&aacute;Programs were twelve sessions over a nine-week school quarter for both groups. Outcomes: Key variables measured included depressive symptoms, anxiety, beliefs/confidence about engaging in a healthy lifestyle, perceived difficulty in leading a healthy lifestyle, and healthy attitudes, choices, and behaviors. The COPE program content included cognitive behavioral skills building along with information and activities on leading a healthy lifestyle. The comparison group class received information that focused on safety and other teen health issues.&aacute; Findings: Findings indicated that the COPE teens were less depressed, less anxious, and more committed to making healthy choices following the intervention. Teens in the control group showed no appreciable change in depression or anxiety, but a similar change in commitment to making healthy choices. Implications. This study provides preliminary data to indicate that the COPE TEEN program can lead to improved mental and physical health outcomes in Hispanic adolescents. Findings support the need for a full-scale clinical trial to test the efficacy of COPE on adolescent physical and mental health outcomes.&aacute;&aacute;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:28:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:28:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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