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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157809
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Symposium Overview Abstract: Session 1119
Abstract:
Symposium Overview Abstract: Session 1119
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Melnyk, Bernadette, PhD, RN, CPNP/NPP, FAAN, FNAP
P.I. Institution Name:Arizona State University, College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation
Title:Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing
Contact Address:500 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ, 85004, USA
Contact Telephone:602-496-2200
Co-Authors:Judith O'Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP, Assistant Professor
Despite the fact that adolescent obesity and mental health problems are two major public health problems in the United States today, there is a paucity of theory-based intervention studies to guide clinical practice in improving the mental and physical health of this vulnerable population. Unfortunately, physical and mental health services continue to be largely separated instead of integrated in the nation's health care system, which often leads to inadequate identification and treatment of these significant adolescent health problems. Of those intervention studies published in the literature, few of the interventions have had sustainable effects over time. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand the factors influencing adolescents? healthy lifestyle behaviors and to develop theory-based interventions to promote them. This symposium will: (1) describe factors associated with healthy lifestyle choices in adolescents, (2) present findings related to perception of weight and perceived difficulty in leading a healthy lifestyle in overweight adolescents, (3) describe the psychometric properties of a new scale to measure healthy lifestyle beliefs in teens, and (4) present findings from a 3 credit Freshman 5 to Thrive/Healthy Lifestyles course to promote physical and mental health in college students. Clinical practice implications and future research also will be highlighted to improve healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors in adolescents.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSymposium Overview Abstract: Session 1119en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157809-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Symposium Overview Abstract: Session 1119</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Melnyk, Bernadette, PhD, RN, CPNP/NPP, FAAN, FNAP</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-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">500 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ, 85004, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">602-496-2200</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">Judith O'Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Despite the fact that adolescent obesity and mental health problems are two major public health problems in the United States today, there is a paucity of theory-based intervention studies to guide clinical practice in improving the mental and physical health of this vulnerable population. Unfortunately, physical and mental health services continue to be largely separated instead of integrated in the nation's health care system, which often leads to inadequate identification and treatment of these significant adolescent health problems. Of those intervention studies published in the literature, few of the interventions have had sustainable effects over time. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand the factors influencing adolescents? healthy lifestyle behaviors and to develop theory-based interventions to promote them. This symposium will: (1) describe factors associated with healthy lifestyle choices in adolescents, (2) present findings related to perception of weight and perceived difficulty in leading a healthy lifestyle in overweight adolescents, (3) describe the psychometric properties of a new scale to measure healthy lifestyle beliefs in teens, and (4) present findings from a 3 credit Freshman 5 to Thrive/Healthy Lifestyles course to promote physical and mental health in college students. Clinical practice implications and future research also will be highlighted to improve healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors in adolescents.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:13:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:13:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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