Paul M. Gordon Teenagers with low grip strength are significantly more likely to have negative health outcomes compared with strong teenagers at a 2-year follow-up, according to findings published in The Journal of Pediatrics. The researchers observed that female participants were more physically active on average than boys at both baseline and at the 2-year follow-up, but boys had higher levels of estimated maximal oxygen consumption and normalized grip strength at follow-up. Although the average absolute grip strength for both boys and girls improved throughout the study period, a significant decrease in normalized grip strength was observed among boys.
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Background: Gender differences play an important role in risky behaviors such as drug use, of the youth. Objectives: The present study explores the parental and individual factors related to risky behaviors of boys and girls. Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study used a multistage cluster sampling method. The five main areas of Kerman were classified as clusters. Within the clusters, a systematic random sampling was used to select the street, where five houses were examined for eligible candidates. A self-administered questionnaire created by the author assessed the candidates aged 15 - 29 years on parental styles, level of education, social capital, modern leisure activities, and risky behavior in Conclusions: Parental style could play a different role in conducting risky behaviors among girls and boys.
More use of technology is linked to later increases in attention, behavior and self-regulation problems for adolescents already at risk for mental health issues, a new study from Duke University finds. George, a Duke Ph. However, the study also found that using technology was linked to some positive outcomes: On days when adolescents spent more time using digital technologies they were less likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety. The research, published May 3 in a special issue of Child Development , looks at associations between adolescents' mental health symptoms and how much time they spent each day texting, using social media and using the Internet.
The Stanford Youth Diabetes Coaches Program SYDCP is a school based health program in which Family Medicine residents train healthy at-risk adolescents to become diabetes self-management coaches for family members with diabetes. Additionally, this study aims to assess perceived benefit of enhanced curriculum. From —, 10 high schools and one summer camp in the US and Canada and five residency programs were selected to participate. Student coaches completed pre- and posttest surveys which included knowledge, health behavior, and psychosocial asset questions i. T-test pre-post comparisons were used to determine differences in knowledge and psychosocial assets, and open and axial coding methods were used to analyze qualitative data.