62. Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Types of Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Adolescents in a Public Secondary School in the Philippines
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health is significant and may affect adolescents as a vulnerable group. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in adolescents; however, many of the cases remain undiagnosed. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), one in every eight children has anxiety disorders. Though treatment is available, eighty percent remains undetected and untreated. Undiagnosed anxiety disorder can negatively impact the student ’s ability to learn and can lead to social and other behavioral problems like depression and suicide. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Catrina Lou Sampaga Fernandez, Avegail Matematico Cardinal Source Type: research

63. Adolescent and Young Adult Perspectives on Health Research: Creating Space for Accessible and Accurate Information
Disseminating research findings through trustworthy public sources empowers patients to make informed health decisions. While science communication has made strides in encouraging research teams to extend beyond traditional academic dissemination; there is still little known on how to effectively share health research findings with adolescents and young adults (AYAs). The purpose of this study was to understand how AYAs perceive health research and their preferences for being informed on developments in this field. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Anya R. Khurana, Ela Chintagunta, Kristine Carandang, Courtney K. Wells, Catherine Ames, Abby Mann, Samantha Chuisano, Melissa DeJonckheere Source Type: research

64. Sexual Health Communication with Partners: Young Adults ’ Reflections on Sources, Content, and Shortfalls of Sex Education
The objectives of this study were to examine content of sexual conversations, how sources of sex education informed communication, and sociodemographic differences in these experiences. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Briana Edison Source Type: research

65. Contraceptive Counseling and Prescribing as Pediatric Core Competencies: Assessing Residents ’ Comfort and Knowledge
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that pediatric residents develop key competencies in Adolescent Medicine, including contraception counseling and prescribing. Previously published surveys of pediatric providers have shown that knowledge of appropriate contraception differs based on level of training and is not often up to date with the latest guidance. The primary goal of this study was to understand resident knowledge and comfort with counseling and prescribing contraception methods. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Amelia Beatrice Warshaw, Samuel Master Source Type: research

66. Improving Adolescent Sexual Health in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Adolescents and young adults have the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI) among all age groups. Untreated STI can have severe sequelae including sepsis and infertility. Abortion limitations in Texas make access to contraception for teens vital. Adolescents frequently don ’t have a medical home and use the emergency department (ED) instead. Prior research has shown confidential electronic screening protocols for STI and contraception provision were feasible, effective, and easy to use by both providers and patients in the ED. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Ginny Claire Kim, Rebecca M. Beyda, Peggy Hsieh, Hei Kit Chan, Kayleigh A. Fischer Source Type: research

67. Examining the Impact of Electronic Health Records on Adolescent Healthcare Communication and Self-Efficacy
Whether patient portals should serve predominantly as data-centric repositories or patient-centric portals in clinical care remains undecided. The implementation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) acts have accelerated the adoption of EHRs and given patients more autonomy over their medical records. With an increase in medical record transparency with patients, there has been increased attention to the usability and patient-serving capabilities of patient portals. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Allyssa Aguila Abacan, Sriya Naga Kakarla, Melissa A. Bailar Source Type: research

68. Let's Talk about Puberty: A Key Gap in Pre-Adolescent Well Child Visits
Anticipatory guidance about pubertal development is recommended in American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) guidelines. Despite this, approximately 2% of adolescents report discussions with their doctor about puberty, while 40% of residents do not feel confident in providing pubertal education. We sought to evaluate pediatric resident knowledge and behavior toward pubertal education in pediatric 8- to 10-year-old well child annual visits. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Jelina Marie V. Castillo, Renata Arrington-Sanders, Kaysha Henry, Amber Bulna, Melissa Trofa, Harper Robinson Source Type: research

69. The Current State of School-Based Sexual Education in California – Perspectives of Parents and Educators
The California Healthy Youth Act, more informally known as CHYA, was passed in 2015 and enacted in 2016. This law requires California public and charter schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education that is age-appropriate, medically accurate, and inclusive of all types of learners. Decades of data support the implementation of comprehensive school-based sexual education given its positive impact on adolescent health. Limited research has been published regarding perceptions of sexual education in California since the enactment of CHYA. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Lauren Rivkin Source Type: research

70. Adolescent Medicine “Bingo!”: Exploring Game-Based Learning Tools for Resident Medical Education
This project aims to explore residents ’ Adolescent Medicine rotation by using an educational “Bingo” game to identify common patient encounters and gaps in training. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Eesha Farooqi, Jessica Sims, May Lau, Brett Cooper, Jenny Francis Source Type: research

71. Findings of a Physician-Led Comprehensive Sexuality Ed Curriculum in a Hawai ’i High School
In the US, classroom sex education is often the only resource for children and adolescents to explore concepts about body changes in puberty, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, and gender identity (SOGI). It is mandated in 39 states and the content is highly variable. In the state of Hawai ʻi, sex and HIV education are mandated. The content is medically and age-appropriate and must include contraception, condoms, abstinence, healthy relationships, sexual decision-making, self-discipline, dating, and sexual violence prevention topics found in comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Pia H. Francisco-Natanauan Source Type: research

72. Booster Sexual Health Education Designed With and for Older Adolescents: Findings from the Development and Implementation of the Ready, Set, Go! Curriculum
This study assessed the design and implementation of a new “booster” program co-designed and implemented with older adolescents in predominantly Latino communities of rural Fresno County, California. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Mara Decker, Nancy Berglas Source Type: research

73. Increasing High School Students ’ Researcher Identity and Research Interest Through Myhealth: A Year-Long Mentored Research Training Program
Despite ongoing efforts to increase diversity in health research, a lack of representation of people of color, first-generation immigrants, first-generation college students, and other underrepresented groups persists. MYHealth engages high school students from Southeast Michigan in a virtual, out-of-school, mentored research training program to increase interest and persistence in research towards future research careers. MYHealth occurs over two phases: 1) a 10-day introduction to research and research methods and 2) a year-long applied research project completed in teams throughout the academic year. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Melissa DeJonckheere, Juniar Lucien, Samantha A. Chuisano Source Type: research

74. Positive Youth Development Program Among Indigenous Youth in Guangaje Ecuador
Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a framework that focuses on strengthening youths ’ assets through education and collaborative activities. The goal of this research study is to adapt the Wyman Teen Outreach Program, an evidenced-based PYD curriculum, for Quichua indigenous youth of the Guangaje Central school system in Guangaje, Cotopaxi, Ecuador. The challenges facing the yout h in Guangaje include severe, multi-generational poverty and a long history of systemic racism resulting in extremely high rates of school dropout, early sexual debut, and teen pregnancy. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: David L. Wood, Marisol Bahamonde, Isabel Espinosa, Sara Myers Tags: Research Poster Presentation I: Global Adolescent Health Equity Source Type: research

75. Extreme Precipitation Events and Adolescent Contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa
The objective of this study was to investigate the association between extreme precipitation events (drought, heavy rainfall) and adolescent contraception in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Jason Nagata, Priyadharshini Balasubramanian, Joan Shim, Adrienne Epstein, Jacqueline Hur, Feng Lin, Sheri Weiser Source Type: research

76. Healthy Adolescents and Young People (Hay!): A Qualitative Study Evaluating an Innovative, Full-District Adolescent Health Initiative in Rural Uganda
Document perspectives on health outcomes (service/demand) and processes (barriers, facilitators) related to HAY!, a district-wide AYA health intervention in rural Uganda. (Source: Journal of Adolescent Health)
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - January 30, 2024 Category: Child Development Authors: Barbara Naggayi, Teddy Kyomuhangi, Eleanor Turyakira, Sundus Khan, Immaculate Ninsiima, Jerome Kabakyenga, Clare Kyokushaba, Neema Murembe, Elizabeth Kemigisha, Joy Muhumuza, Jaelene Mannerfeldt, Ellie Vyver, Jennifer Brenner Source Type: research