Young people who engage in multiple health risk behaviors such as alcohol and other drug use, unprotected sexual activity, smoking, and violence, are a serious public health concern.
To help identify potential strategies for influencing these behaviors, focus groups were conducted with 160 youth ages 10-18 years.
For additional insights, focus groups also were held subsequently with 70 parents and grandparents of youth of similar ages.
The youth participants were well-informed about most of the risky behaviors and their health consequences.
Safe sex practices and the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection were the exceptions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Education sanitaire, Adolescent, Comportement, Attitude, Perception sociale, Connaissance, Ethnie, Facteur risque, Etats Unis, Promotion santé, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Health education, Adolescent, Behavior, Attitude, Social perception, Knowledge, Ethnic group, Risk factor, United States, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0015672
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.