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Titolo:
Health status of young offenders and their families
Autore:
Shelton, D;
Indirizzi:
Howard Univ, Washington, DC 20059 USA Howard Univ Washington DC USA 20059Howard Univ, Washington, DC 20059 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
fascicolo: 2, volume: 32, anno: 2000,
pagine: 173 - 178
SICI:
1527-6546(2000)32:2<173:HSOYOA>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
juveniles; health status; adolescents; young offenders; health-risk behaviors;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
30
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Shelton, D Howard Univ, 501 Bryant St NW, Washington, DC 20059 USA Howard Univ 501 Bryant St NW Washington DC USA 20059 20059 USA
Citazione:
D. Shelton, "Health status of young offenders and their families", J NURS SCHO, 32(2), 2000, pp. 173-178

Abstract

Purpose: To describe the health status of youth committed and detained by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice. The problem of complex health needs of young offenders is gaining importance as the number of youth underthe care of state juvenile justice systems steadily increases. Methods: The health status of a random sample (N = 350) of male and femalecommitted or detained young offenders was assessed utilizing a record review and a self-report health survey. Results: Ninety-seven percent of the sample reported levels of physical discomfort and 92% reported emotional discomfort. Nearly half (45%) of the youth had some medical condition, 53% had been abused, 20% injured 16% sustained a gunshot or stab wound. Of youth reporting physical injury, 12% did not receive treatment. Family members, including siblings experienced similarhealth problems. Conclusions: Patterns of physical and behavioral health problems were noted within these families, as were patterns of criminal behavior. Trans-generational patterns of at-risk behaviors were evident. Most youth (86%) perceived themselves to be healthy. However, when specific health indicators wereexamined discrepancies between health status and health perceptions were noted.

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