Health And Behavior In Childhood And Adolescence

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Health And Behavior In Childhood And Adolescence

SKU# 9780826138521


  • Laura L. Hayman PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Margaret M. Mahon PhD, CRNP, FAAN
  • J. Rick Turner PhD

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The key to preventing many adult diseases lies in childhood, when lifetime patterns of diet, exercise, and moderation are most often set. Authored by an interdisciplinary team including nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, and researchers, this book provides a research-based examination of the interplay between health and behavior in childhood and adolescence leading to either positive or negative health outcomes. It examines issues such as: What role does temperament play in at-risk behavior? How can we improve dietary choices? How can we reduce the cycle of physical inactivity leading to obesity? What makes some children more prone to substance abuse? This book provides a long-range perspective on health promotion, by examining its roots in the early years of life.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 01, 2002
  • Page Count 304
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826138521
  • EISBN 9780826197641

Table of Contents 

    Introduction, L. Hayman, M.M. Mahon, J.R. Turner
    Part I: Understanding Behavior and Health in Childhood and Adolescence
  1. Temperament Dimensions and Health Behavior: A Developmental Model, T.A. Wills, S.D. Cleary, O. Shinar, and M. Filer
  2. Social Support, the Self System, and Adolescent Health and Health Behaviors, N.J. Pender and K.F. Stein

  3. Part 2: Health Promoting Behaviors
  4. Improving Diet and Nutrition in Children and Adolescents, A.M. Tershakovec and L. Van Horn
  5. The Importance of Physical Activity in Childhood and Adolescence, H. CG Kemper

  6. Part 3: Preventable Conditions and the Impact of Behavior
  7. Unintentional Injuries in Childhood and Adolescence, K. Alexander and M.C. Roberts
  8. Substance Abuse, O.G. Bukstein
  9. Obesity: Nongenetic Influences in Childhood and Adolescence, L.L. Hayman
  10. Reducing Sexually-Transmitted Diseases among African-American Youth, L.S. Jemmott, J.B. Jemmott, and E. Brown

  11. Part 4: Conclusion
  12. Social and Health Policy: Influences on Child and Adolescent Health, A.M. Villarruel , J. Moore, and J. Sochalski