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Titolo:
Quality of life and health-risk behaviors among adolescents
Autore:
Topolski, TD; Patrick, DL; Edwards, TC; Huebner, CE; Connell, FA; Mount, KK;
Indirizzi:
Univ Washington, Dept Hlth Serv, Seattle, WA 98195 USA Univ Washington Seattle WA USA 98195 ept Hlth Serv, Seattle, WA 98195 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH
fascicolo: 6, volume: 29, anno: 2001,
pagine: 426 - 435
SICI:
1054-139X(200112)29:6<426:QOLAHB>2.0.ZU;2-T
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SEXUAL-BEHAVIOR; UNITED-STATES; DRUG-USE; SUBSTANCE-ABUSE; CHILDREN; SMOKING; ALCOHOL;
Keywords:
risk factors; adolescence; risk-taking; smoking; drug use; quality of life; sexual behavior; alcohol drinking;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
38
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Topolski, TD Univ Washington, Dept Hlth Serv, Box 358852, Seattle, WA 98195 USA Univ Washington Box 358852 Seattle WA USA 98195 WA 98195 USA
Citazione:
T.D. Topolski et al., "Quality of life and health-risk behaviors among adolescents", J ADOLES H, 29(6), 2001, pp. 426-435

Abstract

Purpose: To assess the association between health-risk behaviors and self-perceived quality of life among adolescents. Methods: A sample of 2801 students (957 seventh and eighth graders and 1844 ninth through twelfth graders) completed the Teen Assessment Survey (TAP)and the surveillance module of the Youth Quality of Life Instrument (YQOL-S). TAP responses were used to determine health-risks related to tobacco use, alcohol use, illicit drug use, and high risk sexual behavior. Separate multivariate analyses of variance showed mean differences in contextual and perceptual items of the YQOL-S for each health-risk behavior. Differences among engagers (adolescents who often engage), experimenters (occasionally engage), and abstainers (never engage) in the health-risk behavior were evaluated by gender and junior/senior high school groups. Results: In general, adolescent abstainers reported higher quality of life(QoL) than engagers and experimenters on YQOL-S items. Adolescents who engaged in multiple risk behaviors scored even lower than those who engaged inonly one health-risk behavior. Experimenters tended to rate their QoL moresimilar to that of abstainers than to that of engagers. Conclusions: The framework of QoL proved useful in the evaluation of adolescents' engagement in health-risk behaviors. Additionally, assessing the areas of QoL that differ between the groups may provide information for planning interventions aimed at risk reduction among engagers and experimenters. (C) Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2001.

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