Cardiovascular Health Trajectories in Adolescence and Their Association With Sociodemographic and Cardiometabolic Outcomes in Spain
To determine cardiovascular health (CVH) trajectories and their association with sociodemographic and cardiometabolic outcomes in adolescence. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Jes ús Martínez-Gómez, Amaya de Cos-Gandoy, Juan Miguel Fernández-Alvira, Patricia Bodega, Mercedes de Miguel, Anna Tresserra-Rimbau, Emily P. Laveriano-Santos, Sonia L. Ramirez-Garza, Xavier Orrit, Isabel Carvajal, Ramón Estruch, Rosa María Lamuela Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown on Body Mass Index and Physical Fitness in Chinese College Students
To explore the impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown (CoPL) on body mass index (BMI) and physical fitness among college students. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Xiangyu Zhai, Susumu S. Sawada, Mengyao Shi, Cheng Xiong, Sakura Koriyama, Serena A. Dimitroff, Xuemei Sui, Xiang Fan Tags: Original article Source Type: research

New Online Tool From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tracks School Health Policies and Practices
Young people in the United States attend school about six hours per day, approximately 180  days per year during a critical 13-year period of their development. Schools are therefore in a unique position to help improve the health status of youth nationwide. To measure implementation of school health policies and practices, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collabo ration with state and local education and health agencies, developed the School Health Profiles (Profiles). Profiles is a system of surveys conducted among representative samples of secondary schools in states, school districts, territori...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 6, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Nancy Brener, J. Michael Underwood, Jonetta Mpofu Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Communication in Social Networking Sites on Offline and Online Social Support and Life Satisfaction Among University Students: Tie Strength Matters
Use of social networking sites (SNS) is highly prevalent among college and university students. Conflicting findings were found on the effects of SNS use on well-being, and very few studies examined the effects of social interaction with strong ties and weak ties on SNS on online and offline social support. The present study examined the association between social interaction with weak ties and strong ties on SNS and life satisfaction among Chinese college and university students. The mediating role of online social support and offline social support was also examined. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 5, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Phoenix Kit Han Mo, Le Ma, Jibin Li, Luyao Xie, Xi Liu, Hong Jiang, Yonghua Chen, Joseph Tak Fai Lau Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Psychosocial Burden During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes in Germany and Its Association With Metabolic Control
To investigate the psychosocial burden during the COVID-19 pandemic in adolescents with type 1 diabetes and its association with metabolic control. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 5, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Clemens Kamrath, Sascha R. Tittel, Gebhard Buchal, Susanne Br ämswig, Eva Preiss, Julia M. Göldel, Susanna Wiegand, Kirsten Minden, Petra Warschburger, Anna Stahl-Pehe, Reinhard W. Holl, Stefanie Lanzinger Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Immigrant Origin and Disability Increase Risk for Anxiety Among Youth During COVID-19: The Role of Unmet Needs for Support in Distance Learning and Family Conflicts
Shifting to distance learning due to COVID-19 may decrease teacher support and increase family conflicts, potentially increasing anxiety. Nevertheless, there is scarce information on this topic among disability and/or immigrant-origin groups. Thus, we investigated whether these minority groups reported more anxiety than the reference group —Finnish-origin youth without disabilities—and whether unmet needs for support in distance learning and family conflicts mediated differences in anxiety during the pandemic. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 5, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Marja Eliisa Holm, Natalia Skogberg, Olli Kiviruusu, P äivi Sainio Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Homelessness and Food Insecurity During Emerging Adulthood: Associations With Changes in Behavioral and Physical Health Over a Two-Year Period
This study examines how two indicators of economic instability, homelessness and food insecurity, are associated with changes in health-related outcomes over a two-year period. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 5, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Joan S. Tucker, Lilian G. Perez, David J. Klein, Elizabeth J. D'Amico Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Innovative Professional Development for Multisectoral Policy Making and Programming for Adolescent Wellbeing
The global movement to promote adolescent wellbeing is gathering momentum, with the development of a conceptual framework [1], global measurement indicators [2], the 1.8 Billion Young People for Change Campaign and the Global Forum for Adolescents in 2023 [3]. The United Nations H6+ Technical Working Group on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing have defined adolescent wellbeing as “adolescents have the support, confidence, and resources to thrive in contexts of secure and healthy relationships, realizing their full potential and rights” [1]. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 5, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: JayJay J. Karumazondo, David A. Ross, Aveneni Mangombe, Linnet K. Zvoushe, Kelvin Jani, Debrain Mugarapanyama, Jacquiline T. Gumbo, Kwadzanai R.L. Nyanungo, Wenceslas Nyamayaro, Ellias Murinda, Marvellous M. Mhloyi, Rashida A. Ferrand, Constance R.S. Mack Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Psychological Distress and Suicidality Among Transgender Young Adults in the United States
Transgender young adults (TYA) are burdened by adverse mental health outcomes. Guided by intersectionality and minority stress frameworks, we compared prevalence of psychological distress and suicidality among TYA of different social identities to inform future interventions. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 4, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Yu-Chi Wang, Tabor Hoatson, Catherine Stamoulis, Jody Herman, Sari L. Reisner, Ilan H. Meyer, Sabra L. Katz-Wise Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Eating Disorder Clinical Presentation and Treatment Outcomes by Gender Identity Among Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Current eating disorder treatment approaches for youth were developed for use with cisgender girls, which limits the understanding of effectiveness for cisgender boys and transgender and gender expansive (TGE) youth. Here, we compare treatment outcomes for cisgender boys and TGE youth with cisgender girls receiving family-based treatment for an eating disorder. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 4, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Jessica H. Baker, David Freestone, Kelly Cai, Scout Silverstein, Bek Urban, Dori Steinberg Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Temporal Trends of Physical Fights and Physical Attacks Among Adolescents Aged 12 –15 years From 30 Countries From Africa, Asia, and the Americas
There is a scarcity of literature on temporal trends in physical fighting and physical attacks among the global adolescent population. Therefore, we aimed to examine these trends in a nationally representative sample of school-going adolescents aged 12 –15 years from 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, for which temporal trends of physical fighting and physical attacks are largely unknown. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 4, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Lee Smith, Guillermo F. L ópez Sánchez, Hans Oh, Louis Jacob, Karel Kostev, Masoud Rahmati, Laurie Butler, Helen Keyes, Yvonne Barnett, Dong Keon Yon, Jae Il Shin, Ai Koyanagi Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Adolescent Mental Health Before and During COVID-19: Longitudinal Evidence From the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort in Brazil
There is great interest in examining the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health, but most studies were conducted in high-income countries. The identification of overall effects and protective factors is essential to understand the determinants of mental wellbeing in contexts of stress. We aimed to study changes in adolescent mental health during the pandemic and the risk and protective factors associated with these changes in a Brazilian birth cohort. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - February 2, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Jessica Mayumi Maruyama, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, In á S. Santos, Joseph Murray, Alicia Matijasevich Tags: Original article Source Type: research

1. COVID-19 and High School Attendance: Modeling Latent Trajectories and the Influence of School Policies and Practices
School attendance is critical for educational success, youth development, and adolescent and adult health. However, rates of chronic school absenteeism have drastically increased in recent years, signaling an ongoing crisis of adolescent health and education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. To inform tailored intervention, we aimed to identify distinct attendance trajectories between the 2016-2017 and 2020-2021 school years among a sample of youth enrolled in 5 public high schools in Los Angeles at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Jacquelin Rankine, Alison Culyba, Robert W.S. Coulter, Elizabeth Miller, Galen Switzer, Rebecca Dudovitz Tags: Platform Research Presentation: Charles E. Irwin, Jr. New Investigators Source Type: research

2. A Multimodal Approach to Exploring the Adultification of Black Girls and its Impact on Physical and Mental Health Outcomes
Optimal development necessitates providing youth and their behavior leniency in pursuit of exploration and growth. Adultification – the process by which youth are perceived as more ‘adult-like’- contributes to the false narrative that Black youth’s mistakes are malicious, instead of the result of developmentally appropriate decision-making. This community-based participatory research aims to understand how racism, sexi sm, organizational structures (e.g. medicine), personal relationships, and behaviors affect Black girls' identity development and their physical and emotional well-being. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Daniela I. Brissett, Tawanna Jones, Merrian J. Brooks, Mikayla Jones, Olivia Neal, Troi Williams, Joanna L. Williams, Deborah A. Thomas, Carmelita Foster, Kenneth R. Ginsburg, Nadia Dowshen Source Type: research

3. Integrating Young Male Voices to Enhance Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Uptake of Innovative Pre-Clinic Technology
This study explored how a pre-clinical visit technology-based tool can improve male adolescents’ SRH and care receipt. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Morayo Akande, Randhika Aturaliya, Sofia Osio Smith, Annie Amith, Renata Arrington-Sanders, Kathleen Tebb, Arik V. Marcell Source Type: research