The psychological basis of health promotion for adolescents.

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Temporal trends in adolescent morbidity and mortality and the psychological factors that underlie adolescents' risk-taking behavior are reviewed in this chapter. Theoretical models useful for understanding risk-taking behavior and developing effective preventive interventions are described. Finally, intervention strategies, both on individual and community level, are identified that may enhance adolescent health promotion efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-22, v
JournalAdolescent medicine (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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