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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158443
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reducing Health-Risk Behavior Among Children and Adolescents
Abstract:
Reducing Health-Risk Behavior Among Children and Adolescents
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Riesch, Susan, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Contact Address:SON - K6/244 Clinical Sciences Building, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792-2455, USA
Co-Authors:Janie Canty-Mitchell, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
Reducing Health-Risk Behavior Among Children and Adolescents Problem. Preventing children and adolescents from engaging in health risk behavior accounts for 10 of 12 goals in Healthy People 2010. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define health-risk behavior as: (a) activities that contribute to unintentional and intentional injuries, (b) tobacco use, (c) alcohol and other drug use, (d) sexual behavior, (e) dietary practices, and (f) physical inactivity. Purpose. To describe and subsequently test a model of health risk behavior reduction. Conceptual Framework. Theories of human development describe individual, family, and environment risk factors that predict health risk behavior. Previous research indicates that family strengthening strategies such as improving family communication, functioning, climate, and identity are a key mechanism in preventing health risk behavior. Method. Families are recruited from public elementary schools and community centers in two Midwest cities. An intervention group of 50 adults and their 5th grade youth attend the 7-week Strengthening Families Program and are compared with 50 adult-youth dyads who do not attend. All data are collected via in-home interview using PDAs and laptop computers. Variables measured include school connectedness and perception of school climate; educational aspirations; social skills, family cohesion, communication, involvement, supervision, and parenting practices of rewards, discipline, monitoring, and structure; health risk behavior participation, attitudes/beliefs, harm perception; and community support. Observations of adult-youth problems solving tasks are videotaped for coding and analysis. Results will be attained using multi-level fixed occasion longitudinal modeling to analyze the data. Conclusions. Family strengthening techniques may mediate risk factors to reduce child and adolescent health risk behavior.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReducing Health-Risk Behavior Among Children and Adolescentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158443-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Reducing Health-Risk Behavior Among Children and Adolescents </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Riesch, Susan, DNSc, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON - K6/244 Clinical Sciences Building, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792-2455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janie Canty-Mitchell, PhD, RN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Reducing Health-Risk Behavior Among Children and Adolescents Problem. Preventing children and adolescents from engaging in health risk behavior accounts for 10 of 12 goals in Healthy People 2010. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define health-risk behavior as: (a) activities that contribute to unintentional and intentional injuries, (b) tobacco use, (c) alcohol and other drug use, (d) sexual behavior, (e) dietary practices, and (f) physical inactivity. Purpose. To describe and subsequently test a model of health risk behavior reduction. Conceptual Framework. Theories of human development describe individual, family, and environment risk factors that predict health risk behavior. Previous research indicates that family strengthening strategies such as improving family communication, functioning, climate, and identity are a key mechanism in preventing health risk behavior. Method. Families are recruited from public elementary schools and community centers in two Midwest cities. An intervention group of 50 adults and their 5th grade youth attend the 7-week Strengthening Families Program and are compared with 50 adult-youth dyads who do not attend. All data are collected via in-home interview using PDAs and laptop computers. Variables measured include school connectedness and perception of school climate; educational aspirations; social skills, family cohesion, communication, involvement, supervision, and parenting practices of rewards, discipline, monitoring, and structure; health risk behavior participation, attitudes/beliefs, harm perception; and community support. Observations of adult-youth problems solving tasks are videotaped for coding and analysis. Results will be attained using multi-level fixed occasion longitudinal modeling to analyze the data. Conclusions. Family strengthening techniques may mediate risk factors to reduce child and adolescent health risk behavior.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:03:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:03:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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