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 language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||13-22, v|
|Journal||Adolescent medicine (Philadelphia, Pa.)|
|State||Published - Feb 1999|
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