Parent-Child Associations in COVID-19 –Related Preventive Behaviors and Efficacy Expectations: A One-Year Longitudinal Survey
This study examined the associations between efficacy expectations and preventive behaviors, and between adolescents and their parents in terms of efficacy expectati ons and preventive behaviors. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 15, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Shinya Yoshino, Wai Him Crystal Law, Shinsuke Koike Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Physicians' Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Communication With Parents of Different Skin Color: Feasibility of Measuring Indicators of Implicit Bias With Virtual Reality
Virtual reality (VR) may be a viable method to observe and describe signals of implicit bias. Using the context of the human papillomavirus vaccine counseling, we sought to describe physicians' communication practices exploring differences when counseling parents with different skin colors. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 15, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Emily Popler, Brittany L. Rosen, Andrea R. Meisman, Melody R. Lee, Jessica A. Kahn, Emmanuel L. Chandler, Melissa D. Klein, Francis J. Real Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

Youth Perspectives and Experiences With Menstruation and Period Poverty
This study aims to understand the personal experiences and opinions of American youth regarding knowledge about menstruation and period poverty, as well as to gauge youth attitudes of existing and future period poverty initiatives. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 15, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Clara Wolff, Marika Waselewski, Xochitl Amaro, Chichi Amanze, Abby Frank, Tammy Chang Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Contraception Initiation in the Emergency Department: Adolescent Perspectives
The purpose of this study was to identify factors affecting contraceptive intention and behavior among adolescent females in the pediatric Emergency Department. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 15, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Tara Ketterer, Erin Sieke, Jungwon Min, Maria Quidgley-Martin, Romina L. Barral, Aletha Akers, Amber Adams, Elizabeth Miller, Melissa K. Miller, Cynthia Mollen Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Emerging Adult Mental Health During COVID: Exploring Relationships Between Discrete and Cumulative Individual and Contextual Stressors and Well-Being
This study explores associations between contextual and personal stressors with symptoms of emerging adults’ anxiety and depression, assessing both multidimensional and distinct measures of stress. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 14, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Naoka Carey, Rebekah Levine Coley, Summer Sherburne Hawkins, Christopher F. Baum Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Early Drinking Onset and Subsequent Alcohol Use in Late Adolescence: a Longitudinal Study of Drinking Patterns
This study compares alcohol outcomes of adolescents who started to drink early with those who started later, and tests if associations are moderated by other explanatory factors. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 14, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Lars Sj ödin, Jonas Raninen, Peter Larm Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Adolescent Mental Health and Resilience Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We aimed to assess levels of depression, anxiety, and resilience factors before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in a school sample of adolescents. We also aimed to examine the compensatory and protective effects of individual, family, and school resilience factors on adolescent mental health. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 14, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Ethan M. Rogers, Chris Melde, Jalena Williams, Justin Heinze, Edmund McGarrell Tags: Original article Source Type: research

An Urgent Need to Support Children and Adolescents Who Are Caregivers for Family in the United States
Adolescent clinicians have a long history of recognizing and supporting developing adolescents and young adults, including those whose struggles have gone unseen. Right now, children and adolescents are stepping up to meet the caregiving needs of their families. The United States (US) is facing a well-documented caregiving crisis as an aging population requires more caregiving in the home [1]. An estimated 5.4 million youth below age 18 are providing ongoing care for family members with health-related needs [1]. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 13, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Emma Armstrong-Carter, Robert Sege Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Adolescents ’ Use of Medications for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Subsequent Risk of Nonmedical Stimulant Use
This national prospective multicohort study examined the relationship between US adolescents ’ use of stimulant therapy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and subsequent risk of nonmedical stimulant use (i.e., nonmedical use of prescription stimulants and cocaine use) during young adulthood, relative to nonstimulant therapy and population controls. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 13, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Vita V. McCabe, Philip T. Veliz, Timothy E. Wilens, Ty S. Schepis, Emily Pasman, Rebecca J. Evans-Polce, Sean Esteban McCabe Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

The Impact of the Double School Shift System on Lifestyle Behaviors Among Mexican Adolescents
We examined whether the double school shift system was associated with sleep, diet, and physical activity behaviors among Mexican adolescents. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 13, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Yujie Peng, Laura Arboleda-Merino, Arturo Arrona-Palacios, Alejandra Cantoral, Martha Maria Tellez Rojo, Karen E. Peterson, Libni Olascoaga-Torres, Erica C. Jansen Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Multiple Discrimination and Substance Use Intention in Late Childhood: Findings From the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study
The study aimed to investigate longitudinal, bidirectional associations between discrimination due to multiple reasons (race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, weight; termed multiple discrimination) and substance use (SU) intention in late childhood. These associations were compared across youth with no, single, and multiple (i.e., intersecting) marginalized identities based on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and overweight status. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 13, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Yijie Wang, Youchuan Zhang, Zhenqiang Zhao, Elizabeth Jelsma, Heining Cham, Hannah Wadsworth, Jinjin Yan, Shadane Johnson, Margarita Alegr ía, Tiffany Yip Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Racial Differences in Activity Space Exposures and Everyday Perceptions of Safety Among Urban Youth
The everyday experience of safety promotes health and successful development during adolescence. To date, few studies have examined racial variation in the spatial determinants of in-the-moment perceived safety. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 12, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Christopher R. Browning, Nicolo P. Pinchak, Catherine A. Calder, Bethany Boettner Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Chest Binding: Sociodemographic Characteristics Among a National Sample of Transgender and Gender Diverse Adolescents
There is a paucity of national data documenting chest binding practices among transgender and gender diverse (TGD) adolescents, despite the possibility that adolescents chest bind at high rates due to gender identity exploration and/or structural barriers to accessing other gender affirmation strategies. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 8, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Meg D. Bishop, Antonia E. Caba, Ryan J. Watson, Jessica N. Fish Tags: Adolescent health brief Source Type: research

Using Unannounced Standardized Patients to Assess Clinician Telehealth and Communication Skills at an Urban Student Health Center
As the COVID-19 pandemic forced most colleges and universities to go online, student health centers rapidly shifted to telehealth platforms without frameworks for virtual care provision. An urban student health center implemented a needs assessment involving unannounced standardized patients (USPs) to evaluate the integration of a new telehealth workflow and clinicians' virtual communication skills. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 1, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Zoe Phillips, Jun Mitsumoto, Harriet Fisher, Jeffrey Wilhite, Khemraj Hardowar, Virginia Robertson, Joquetta Paige, Julie Shahroudi, Sharon Albert, Jacky Li, Kathleen Hanley, Colleen Gillespie, Lisa Altshuler, Sondra Zabar Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Meningococcal Vaccination of Adolescents in the United States: Past Successes and Future Considerations
Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a rare but serious illness, and adolescents and young adults in the United States are at increased risk. Here, we discuss US IMD history and how successful disease prevention through routine vaccination against the most common disease-causing serogroups (A, B, C, W, and Y) can inform future recommendations. Before the introduction of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccines, most US cases of IMD were caused by serogroups B, C, and Y. After recommendation by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for routine MenACWY vaccination of 11 −12-year-olds in 2005, f...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - March 1, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Jessica Presa, Jamie Findlow, Gregory D. Zimet Tags: Review article Source Type: research