Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2014


Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED069000

It is now apparent that chronic diseases starts in early childhood and professionals should therefore emphasize the importance of a lifestyle of regular physical activity from childhood and during adolescence, which continues into and throughout adulthood, for the health and well-being of both individuals and populations.

Programs that correspond with an active life style should be assembled in accordance with clinical and research findings, be community based and easily accessed by all and throughout the year, with specific consideration for individual needs such as function, disability, sex, and age of the participants. We have discussed this issue in this book, but you will also find chapters focused on school and adolescent health, juvenile firesetting, chronic illness, internet, teenage pregnancy and substance abuse. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Playing with Fire
Joav Merrick and Hatim A Omar


Chapter 1
Cost Effectiveness of School Screening for Scoliosis: A Systematic Review
Debbie Ehrmann Feldman, Marie Beauséjour, José Félix Sosa, Lise Goulet, Stefan Parent, Hubert Labelle and the members of the Quebec Scoliosis Society and the Canadian Pediatric Spinal Deformities Study Group

Chapter 2
Predictors of Regular Health Checkups for Young adults
Laura A Nabors, Heather D Lehmkuhl-Yardley, Anna M Drury-Egan, Irina S Parkins and Emily A Iobst

Chapter 3
Community-based Interventions can Expand Access to Comprehensive Reproductive Health and HIV Information and Services for Married Adolescent Girls
Chi-Chi Undie, Harriet Birungi, Francis Obare, Wilson Liambila and Ian Askew

Chapter 4
The Between-Person and Within-Person Variability of Light Physical Activity among a Group of Rural Adolescents
Molly R Matthews-Ewald, George A Kelley, Matthew Gurka, Stephanie S Frost, Lucas C Moore, Carole V Harris, Andrew S Bradlyn, Keith J Zullig, Kevin Larkin and Meghan E Reeves

Chapter 5
Looking within the School Day: Does Activity Compensation Occur with Light Physical Activity?
Molly R Matthews-Ewald, George A Kelley, Matthew Gurka, Stephanie S Frost, Lucas C Moore, Carole V Harris, Andrew S Bradlyn, Keith J Zullig and Kevin Larkin

Chapter 6
Assessing Adolescent Contexts: Measures of Families, Peers, Schools and Neighborhoods
Mark J Benson, PhD and Caitlin Faas

Chapter 7
How Does the Quality in Preschool Affect Children’s Health and Wellbeing?
Karin Renblad and Jane Brodin

Chapter 8
Assessment of Alcohol Drinking Habits among Secondary School Students in Grenada with Interest on the Impact of Alcohol Advertising Viewership
Brian J Shayota, Kim Oelhafen and Cecilia Hegamin-Younger

Chapter 9
Barriers to Adolescents Accessing Sexual Reproductive Health Care in Grenada
Cecilia Hegamin-Younger, Shawn Khan, Rohan Jeremiah and Christine Richards


Chapter 10
Firesetting and Maltreatment: A Review
Amy L Burnett and Hatim A Omar

Chapter 11
Long-term Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Lesley Davidson and Hatim A Omar

Chapter 12
Firesetting Behavior and Associated Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
Stephanie J Stockburger and Hatim A Omar

Chapter 13
Assessment and Treatment of Youth Fire-Setting: A Clinical Perspective
Marlene Belew Huff

Chapter 14
Academic Predictors and Characteristics of Self-Reported Juvenile Firesetting
Carrie Howell Bowling and Hatim A Omar


Chapter 15
Anorexia Nervosa in Adolescence: Current Concepts of Medical and Psychological Assessment and Management
Lyubov Matytsina, Donald E Greydanus, Irina V Babenko-Sorocopud and Laura Matytsina

Chapter 16
Systematic Review of Peer Support Interventions for Adolescents with Chronic Illness
Sara Ahola Kohut, Jennifer Stinson, Margaret van Wyk, Lidia Giosa and Stephanie Luca

Chapter 17
Significance of Self-Image and Identity in Youth Development
Søren Ventegodt and Joav Merrick

Chapter 18
Middle School Age Children’s Acceptance of a Child with a Facial Scar
Norine C Veeneman, Jennifer M Rohan and Laura A Nabors

Chapter 19
Bonding and Internet Addiction in Adolescent Boys and Girls in Hong Kong
Daniel TL Shek, Tracy Wong and Moon YM Law

Chapter 20
Effectiveness of a Child-Only and a Child-Plus-Parent Nutritional Education Program
Timothy Baghurst and Kelly Eichmann

Chapter 21
State-Wise Variation in Teenage Birth Rates in the United States: Role of Teenage Birth Prevention Policies
Lester R Collins Jr, Brandi Jean Felderhoff, Youn Kyoung Kim, Cecilia Mengo and Vijayan K Pillai

Chapter 22
Adolescent Medicine: What can be Learned from an International Collaboration?
Sinem Akgül and Terrill Bravender


Chapter 23
Substance use Disorders and Psychosocial Treatment
Ahsan Nazeer and Michael R Liepman

Chapter 24
Smoking Cessation Treated with Pharmacologic Agents
Dilip R Patel and Danielle Hirsch

Chapter 25
Substance Abuse and Marijuana
Donald E Greydanus, Elizabeth K Hawver, Megan M Greydanus and Joav Merrick

Chapter 26
Alcohol use Disorders: Primary Care Management
Angela Nash and Oscar G Bukstein

Chapter 27
Misuse of Opioids and other Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Drugs and Heroin
Joseph L Calles Jr

Chapter 28
Illegal Stimulant Abuse
Marc Lener, Sarah Ann Anderson and Iliyan Ivanov

Chapter 29
Date Rape Drugs
Colleen Dodich and Monika Siedlarz

Chapter 30
Substance Abuse and the Primary Care Clinician
Ray Chih-Jui Hsiao, Kristin A Miselis and Christopher K Varley


Chapter 31
About the editor

Chapter 32
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development



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