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Priority area are adolescent health and mental health.
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Quantifying mental health, with respect to mood science.
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Need to raise awareness about early puberty, which is a current problem among adolescent girls. It makes the parents to panic as they fear of about unwanted consequences.
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Important subject
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What is your role as a researcher in this crisis Corona Corvide 19? Your role could be, educating the community around you, the family and surrounding areas, scientific research, scientific studies, vaccine tests, treatment testing, preparing therapeutic chemicals, psychological studies, and social behavior studies.
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In this valuable discussion initiated by Prof. Mutasem Z. Bani-Fwaz, we hear very interesting things, such as:
  • @Bamidele Johnson Alegbeleye: Unveiling the secrets of COVID-19 through research study dissemination...
  • Ayman S. Al-Hussaini: We have to learn to live with Covid-19 ...
  • Francisco Javier Gala: You have to learn to live with Covid and treat your patients better and better ..
  • Hermann Gruenwald: The governments looked for researchers for answers...and the researchers answer.....it depends.
  • Liviu Popa-Simil
    : A scientist in US can DO NOTHING to stop or prevent incidents of Covid-19, because of more than 40 years of failed but highly praised education,
Especially that I personally lost many of my friends and relatives, I am afraid that it will be a very long story.
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Too much focus on pandemic containment has sidelined other dimensions of health like reproductive/sexual health, adolescent health, mental health, geriatric health etc. Are we heading on right path? What key strategies need to employed to address such important but neglected health issues during these testing times?
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The situation was so that most of us were helpless during the lockdown situation. Fortunately, many institutions in India have initiated tele-medicine which was not the routine practice. Though it was not the substitute, we could provide some care to patients with chronic illness. I feel, this is the lesson for us to plan the future
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Do you have some recommendation for this this type of survey?
Some standard form of survey?
I am looking for some short form, that can be easily done by children.
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Can to send me your queries point view.
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I am analyzing a dataset. There I have a group of participants whose age range is 10-17 years. I have their gender, date of birth, height and weight. I want to measure their BMI for age, z-score and percentile using WHO guidelines. WHO provides "Anthro Survey Analyser" to calculate these but in the default format, it can calculate the BMI for the age of under 5 years children (0-60 months) only (both in online anthro tool and offline anthro software).
So, how can I calculate the BMI for age, z score, and percentile of 10-17 years age group children using WHO Anthro Software or Online Survey Analyzer?
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I am trying to obtain a copy of the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire developed by Byrne, et al. for my dissertation research, but I have not been able to locate the protocol anywhere.
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I looked up the researcher / author Don G Byrne and found these two publications on ResearchGate. Perhaps you could contact Professor Byrne or another of his co-authors via ResearchGate?
I think this is his workplace email contact:
Very best wishes with your dissertation research,
Mary
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Please Kindly Share: Your opinion, research findings, one's experience, or anything related with the topic!
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Mohammed - it's commonly called 'white coat syndrome' as you suggest. It's the stress of the consultation. Most clients would rather avoid their GP if they could. They want to 'please' their doctor and come away with a 'clean bill of health' and no further tests or interventions. This raises the stress levels leading up[ to the consultation. Those that 'over-worry' are more likely to have Type-A characteristics - so more l to suffer hyper-tension in the first place - and more at risk of cardiac conditions.
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Hello everyone,
Nowadays there is much going on about LGBT+. Sensibility concerning gender and sexual orientation are on the ride. I would like to ask you how you deal with gender while collecting data through online questionnaire.
Are you asking biological gender at birth?
Are you giving as options male/female/other/not declare?
Are you giving as options male/female/not binary?
Can anyone suggest a better way?
And what about methodology? Are you including in the analysis? I recently collected a sample of around 5000 cases for a researc about mental health. Only about 20 claimed themselves as "else". How would you deal with it?
Excluding them from your analysis?
Including even if the sample is definitely not consistent enough?
Thanks in advance. Any input is very much welcome!
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I include both sex and gender. It is important to acknowledge sense of self and biology as both contribute to how one interacts with their environment. As Ladan Rahbari stated it is important to provide as many options as possible including "other" or "prefer not to say". I think it is important to present all data collected for a study so long as their responses are complete. In this case I would present the data from the 20 participants who chose not to identify their sex or gender as a separate category. If these responses differ significantly from those who did identify it could make for an interesting discussion in any publication or presentation you disseminate. Discussion points could include confusion, shame or self-prejudice based on ones sex or gender identity that would cause someone to not want to divulge that information in a study.
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I need a clue on which area of Adolescent health problem shall I focus for the PhD concept note. Thank you in advance for your help and professional input in advance.
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Dear Sultan,
It is not clear whether you are seeking for ideas on how to choose a PhD topic within the broad area of adolescent health, or ideas on how to write the concept note. However your question provides the right starting point, either way.
On how to write the concept note, Peter Samuels , has prepared some useful materials, such as you can find here: https://www.researchgate.net/project/PhD-Proposal-Writings
Oh how to choose a topic for your PhD, you can begin by considering:
-what you are currently doing within adolescent health
-your past research work in this area (you can build on it)
-your career interests (what do you want to do within adolescent health), since you are not going to do PhD research for the sake of it, but for a contribution beyond the PhD itself.
-areas of professional challenges, controversies, gaps or inspiration.
It is important for you to (1) read the published literature on adolescent health- research papers, grey literature and other kinds of literature (2) speak with {potential} supervisors or mentors.
Best wishes.
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I would like to use the knowledge, beliefs and practice questionnaire from the following article in my study: 
Anderson KD, Chad KE, Spink KS. Osteoporosis knowledge, beliefs, and practices among adolescent females. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Apr;36(4):305-12.
I have emailed the authors to ask for permission but no one is replying my email. What should I do to obtain the permission to use this questionnaire?
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Why not make your own from published evidence? You will have to make it situation specific anyways? Just cite all that you use.
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We are interested in comparing energetic consumption during performing different style of dances.
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Gabriel, although standard values can be used in simulations and may be useful guides, there are data indicting that different ethnographic populations have variation in body composition, metabolism, and their energy expenditure for different tasks compared with standardized human medical samples, usually from industrialized countries. For these reasons, human behavioral ecologists really need direct measurements of actual activities under normal circumstances by different rural populations engaging in traditional tasks.  Although O2 measurement devices are now much less intrusive than they were during some of the first modern studies of oxygen consumption among traditional people (see work done done by Allen Johnson among the Machiguenga of Peru), good ones are expensive (see below). That is why many folks rely on less expensive and much smaller technology such as heart monitors, since this is correlated with O2 consumption. Colleagues working with the Hadza project in Tanzania have been using doubly labeled water because it does not add cumbersome technology (see attached reference). It is not as precise as O2 and measures metabolism across a couple of weeks I believe, so either observations or some kind of activity log are needed to relate the results to particular behaviors
Since you are a human behavioral ecologist/evolutionary ecologist and studying (traditional ethnographic?) dance, you might be interested in my project listed on my Research Gate site on dancing among a group of hunter-gatherers I have been working with in Venezuela. The Savanna Pume hold 11-hr dances ~36% of all nights I have been in residence. The entire community participates in some way, and at least half the camp dances on each of those evenings. I am working with colleagues to look at how this very food-stressed population can afford to spend this much energy on dancing. I'm using time allocation not direct energetic measures, but one current result is that there is no decrease in foraging effort by the dance leaders (who had the most physically demanding role in each dance) on the day after dances compared with other days when they did not lead a dance. I'd be happy to discuss this case more with you if you are interested.
Here is a link for a respirometer that colleagues have used in Africa. The OxyCon mobile is good in the field, and significantly cheaper than the CosMed system used by many others. It also more-field durable, They still cost in the $20,000-30,000 range: 
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Bisphenol A (BPA), as well as some other bisphenols, are hormone disrupting chemicals potentially present in conventional receipts that you and I are handling every day. Recentrly we have made a study in Denmark ("Bisphenol A and its structural analogues in household waste paper", Pivnenko et. al., 2015) and showed that BPA, as well as bisphenol S (BPS), are present in concentrations up to 1.7% in conventional receipts. Are you aware of BPA (or BPS) present in receipts in your country? Could you refer to studies (published or unpublished) quantifying them? Please share your information openly or in a private message. Any help is appreciated. 
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Dear Lieven,
Thank you for sharing this study. This is a good example of what I am looking for; a non-English study that provides concentration data of presence of BPA in receipts. I am sure that more data is available from other countries as well.
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Does anyone have experience or know of tasks that adolescents (10 to 16) could do on tablets at home during pre-determined times to assess cognitive functioning (memory, planning, attention, etc.)? I prefer very brief <10 minutes or even less. I am interesting in assessing day-to-day fluctuations in cognitive performance that complements traditional lab-based assessments.
Thank you!
Michelle
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That's a good answer!  in fact, it may be that only something like Lumosity would suit your goals.  Norms for standardized tests don't accommodate daily, weekly, or even monthly testing.  You will see practice-based increases on brain training game scores, but you may be able to estimate their effects with an A - B - A design.
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focusing on sport participation only
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Hi Modau,
It would be age, gender, Socio-economic status, knowledge on diseases, father's and mother's education level, accessibility to sports at school or community .and cultural norms etc.  It could be best surveyed with a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods . In a research I conducted among adolescents the above factors contributed in adolescent participation in sports. 
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Anuji
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I could really use some adolescent-specific information on selective mutism. I am interested in therapy approaches, manuals, anecdotes, insights, whatever you've got. 
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Dear carl, 
The selective mutism may start earlier and continue into teenage. Here are some ideas. You can always discuss with the authors to the papers here on RG: 
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We treat a young boy (13 year old) with severe hypeparatiroidism (PTH 1700) with paricalcitol 6 ug/week. In an adult we would organize parathyroidectomy. We have some doubt about its utility and safety in adolescent boys.
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I'm trying to do research on this topic. I'm trying to find the hits, misses, false positive errors and false negative errors
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Hello - I have attached a compendium of scales that have been used with young people to measure violence-related attitudes, behaviors and influences.  The compendium was compiled by the Centers for Disease Control.  I have found this resource very useful in my work.  There are scales to measure aggression in this collection that might be useful to you. 
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 Bullying comes in many different forms. Some several examples of bullying including: name-calling, spreading rumors, threatening, teasing, excluding others from a group, humiliating others with public gestures, hitting, pinching, chasing, shoving,destroying or stealing belonging etc. There are several examples of the result of bullying which includes: makes people feel lonely, unhappy, frightened, unsafe, loss of confidence, unwilling to go to school, shyness etc. 
Are there some music interventions to help teens who are affected by bullying?
P.S. It would be best to give me some surveys on this topic.
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Kostas
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Hello Kostas
This is interesting - a concept that I had never thought of. This paper advocates music, but to reduce bullying rather than to help the victim. Unfortunately, I was not able to access the full text:
Ziv, N., & Dolev, E. (2013). The effect of background music on bullying: A pilot study. Children & Schools. 35(2):83-90
This is a review of the paper:
One of the references may be of help?
Koshland, L., Wilson, J., & Wittaker, B. (2004). PEACE through dance/movement: Evaluating a violence prevention program. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 26(2), 69-90.
It will be interesting to read the responses of others
Very best wishes
Mary
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I have used environmental and ecological psychology to study leisure and nightlife in Portugal. I am looking for other researcher that focuses in the field of risk, protection, drug use and social control in recreational environments associated with youth.
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Take a look into these resources which I have used in the past. Hope they are helpful
Caldwell, L.L. & Darling, N. (1999). Leisure context, parental control, and resistance to peer pressure as predictors of adolescent partying and substance use: An ecological perspective. Journal of Leisure Research. http://search.proquest.com/openview/f19c5b43b101f84d0abb0bffdff3b933/1?pq-origsite=gscholar
Mason, M. J., Mennis, J., Coatsworth, J. D., Valente, T., Lawrence, F., & Pate, P. (2009). The relationship of place to substance use and perceptions of risk and safety in urban adolescents. Journal of environmental psychology, 29(4), 485-492. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272494409000528
Miller, B. A., Holder, H. D., & Voas, R. B. (2009). Environmental Strategies for Prevention of Drug Use and Risks in Clubs. Journal of Substance Use, 14(1), 19–38. doi:10.1080/14659890802305887. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2834248/
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I am looking for research articles ( population study, Cross-sectional) on eating/dietary habits of adolescents (15-18 years old). And my second question: Can anyone suggest a good standarised questionnaire on dietary habits that would be suitable to use with adolescents? I would be very grateful for Your help. Best regards, Małgorzata Wasilewska 
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Dear Małgorzata,
A good cross-national study examining, among other things, food habits among adolescents is the WHO 'Health Behaviour in School-aged Children' (HBSC) survey, which is conducted on a regular basis in 44 countries (http://www.hbsc.org/). Results on food habits of 11- to 15-year-olds have been published e.g. by Vereecken et al. (2005): http://www.nuigalway.ie/hbsc/documents/vereecken_bjn_943_adolescents_food_habits.pdf). There is also a paper on the validity of the food frequency questionnaire included in HBSC by the same authors (Vereecken, Maes, Public Health Nutr 2003;6:581–8).
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Alex Pabst
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Greetings,
I'm survey methodologist for the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and I'm working on a research project on obtaining parental permission for our teen interview. As part of that project I'm trying to find surveys that interview teens, preferably on the phone, and preferably from RDD (random digit dial) samples.
They can be large-scale or small-scale. They can be educational or health surveys, polls, etc. (topic isn't important). 
Study qualities I'm seeking:
1) Interview teens/adolescents of any age under 18
2) Conducted by phone (at least partly). All things considered, surveys in other modes (e.g., web-based or paper-and-pencil) may be helpful, so don't hesitate to suggest. But since our survey is a phone survey (RDD), that's the design I'm most interested in. 
3) Require parent permission before talking to the teen.
The rates I'm looking for:
1) Parental permission rate
2) Teen response rate or interview completion rate given parental consent
I don't expect you'll send me these rates (unless you have them handy), but just the names of the surveys would be great. 
I did a quick search in the J. of Adol. Res. and J. of Adol., but didn't see any review articles on this topic.
I'm happy to share our research progress in return as it develops, but you can learn more about CHIS in the mean time here.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions. 
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Hi Matt, 
Check into the National Survey of Youth and Religion, directed by Christian Smith. There should be quite a bit of information regarding methodology there.
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Anthony Walker
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I am planning to collect hair samples from patients for measurement of cortisol (up to a pencil thickness in diameter cut as close to the root as possible) but I am not sure how difficult it will be to get a young person to agree to this. Anyone who can comment on their experiences with hair sample collection will be much appreciated.
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Thanks Taciane, we have had positive experiences as well with our first few study recruits. Apologies I did not see your comment earlier. Kind regards, Mazen
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I am interested in assessing OHQoL in adolescents undergoing orthodontic therapy (teeth braces). Could you suggest any suitable specific instrument?
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We choose to use the CPQ11-14, even in sligter younger children (9 to 15 years), because it is validates and we have referene-values for the german population. (Bekes et al.) Maybe you should look to see which instument is already validated in your country and if there are reference values available.
We were testing children with psychiatric disorders. Main of the questions covering the social aspect are related to school and homework. This was a problem in our tested children with learning disabilities. Perhaps you look at the questions and see, if ther are "intererences" to expect.
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I’m researching treatment options for children in foster care who are struggling with drug addiction. I read about Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC), Family therapy, multisystem therapy and functional family therapy. I was wondering if anyone knows of Interventions, advice or recommendations for most effective treatments. I’m really looking to find out what you’d consider to be the most efficient method.
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Hi Sonya,
You mentioned "Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC), Family therapy, multisystemic therapy and functional family therapy." They all are systemic therapies and would be quite effective with children in foster care who experience problems of drug addiction. For they take a holistic approach and would involve not only the identified patient (IP) with drug addiction problems, but his/her social and environmental contexts (e.g., foster family, friends, school, social circle, community, etc.) as well.
Many interventions can be used from these therapies. I know functional family therapy (FFT) quite well. I have found the three phrases of treatment in FFT to be helpful. Specific interventions such as positive reframing, reducing blame, building working alliance between the client and the therapist and among family members, reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors, and skills building (e.g, communication, problem-solving, parenting skills, etc.), when working in concert, can be effective.
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Stephen
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What are the determinants for contraceptive use among unmarried youth in the higher institution?
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level of knowledge about family planning methods and fear of effects of an unplanned pregnancy play a major role among university students
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What conceptual framework tackles the issue of risky sexual behaviour and contraceptive use among unmarried youth? That is also useful in terms of program and policy formation. 
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Hi Tolu,
You might want to consider the Health Belief Model which is more about the perception by an individuals that they will be rewarded with good health if they abstain from behaviors known to increase ill health.
Hope this helps.
Itodo.
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I'm looking for the relations between Massive alcohol consumption or Binge Drinking and bone mineral density in young adults or students.
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I can suggest to you other articles
Best wishes
González-Reimers E, Alvisa-Negrín J, Santolaria-Fernández F, Ros-Vilamajó R, Martín-González MC, Hernández-Betancor I, García-Valdecasas-Campelo E, González-Díaz A.
Prognosis of osteopenia in chronic alcoholics. Alcohol 2011;45: 227-238
Shimizu Y, Sakai A, Menuki K, Mori T, Isse T, Oyama T,Kawamoto T, Nakamura T. Reduced bone formation inalcohol-induced osteopenia is associated with elevated p21 expression in bone marrow cells in aldehyde dehydrogenase2-disrupted mice. Bone 2011; 48: 1075-1086
Lobo E, Dufouil C, Marcos G, Quetglas B, Saz P, Guallar E,Lobo A, ZARADEMP Workgroup. Is there an association between low-to-moderate alcohol consumption and risk of cognitive decline? Am J Epidemiol 2010; 172: 708-716
Herrera A, Lobo-Escolar A, Mateo J, Gil J, Ibarz E, Gracia L.Male osteoporosis: A review. World J Orthop. 2012 Dec 18;3(12):223-34
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Jackie Zhuang and I presented this paper at the CDC Health conference in Atlanta 2 years ago. Someone viewing our poster described it as very precious data as we were able to get access to young teens in a middle school. The MSU IRB agreed to parental refusal as consent. If the parents did not send our form of refusal back to school, their child was included in the study. We got very good compliance with the study. Only 3 parents returned the refusal form.
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Perhaps these papers interest you:
Parental Migration, Self-Efficacy and Cigarette Smoking among Rural Adolescents in South China
Yang Gao, Liping Li, Emily Y. Y. Chan, Joseph Lau, Sian M. Griffiths
PLoS One. 2013; 8(3): e57569.
Do Cognitive Attributions for Smoking Predict Subsequent Smoking Development?
Qian Guo, Jennifer B. Unger, Stanley P. Azen, David P. MacKinnon, C. Anderson Johnson
 Addict Behav. 2012 March; 37(3): 273–279.
Assessment of tobacco control advocacy behavioural capacity among students at schools of public health in China
Tingzhong Yang, Abu S Abdullah, Ian R H Rockett, Mu Li, Yuhua Zhou, Jun Ma, Huaping Ji, Jianzhong Zheng, Yuhong Zhang, Liming Wang
Tob Control. 2011 January; 20(1): 20–25.
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We are currently planing a study about the post-therapeutic stability of therapeutic change effects.
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Daer Beatrice
Thank you for your contributions. The publication of Rubin A. (2012) will be of interest.
Greetings
Egon
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Are there any cross-cultural differences?
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Hello,
As you probably noticed, there are a great deal of articles that, given your question was phrased fairly loosely, are out there and may help you. But the best reference you received so far IMO is the one about gene expression. Overall, its been a difficult and uphill climb to see empirical, sound studies done by psychologists either trained in biology, genetics, etc. in addition to psych; or are part of a team of interdisciplinary scientists. Essentially questions similar to yours, that involve trajectories, resilience, developmental factors, interventions--typically found in dev. psych--have to be given up in order for psychology as a field to ever come close to knowing under what conditions individuals act, think, feel...develop, in short; and how is that development probably going to go? What will be the probable outcome, and what are our limits, whether we are diagnosing, treating or predicting? We seem, as a sub discipline, to be VERY attached to applying this type of question to almost every aspect of human development, always on the border of nature/nurture.
At this point, developmental epigenesis (the psychology phrase or view of epigenetics) is at the stage to warrant real attention and effort when discussing development, outcomes, etc. We as (possible) scientists need to be trained differently, and if that began tomorrow, it wouldn't be soon enough, so that we could begin to ask the questions in a manner that reflected the importance of gene expression in attempting to find answers, to get close to the truth. Most of us cannot honestly read and understand a genetics article on the topic, most of us are not trained in both areas (but I have heard numerous Ph.D.'s claim an interdisciplinary background because of one graduate biology course....out of 103 credits). Epigenetics is so new, and from the hard sciences, findings are being produced at an astounding rate (some scrutiny would be nice give the rate of growth and publication), and in psychology, I have begun to see some articles that reference epigenetics, incorporate it at will, or use it as a possible mediator/moderater. Very few of the authors are well trained enough to understand the basic results, the implications, the methodology, and what are the important, future questions. As a field, to accept human development has a biological component, a genetic component, in addition to a psychological (and I would add, a more universal, human component as the Sufi mystics describe) component. It is my opinion that given our very real deficit in methodology, esp., it seems too hard, too complicated to alter the basic structure of our approach. Truly even the articles that have made attempts (with a few exceptions, Gottlieb and Lickliter being two of them; but both men were very well trained with strong interdisciplinary backgrounds as well as having developed and used teams, then consortiums of fellow scientists. Their work is primarily at the stage of "look, we do have evidence but as a field we'll need to do X in order to take this any further ACCURATELY), have made them in ignorance of language, methods, purpose, and current state of epigenetics.
Unfortunately your question, esp. the second one where you introduced an additional level/factor, is based on this outdated structure, assuming you accept humans as beings that function based on multiple processes and inputs, from neuro, to repression, gene switches, the role of the environment and how even that is highly individual as conditioning is tied tightly to the CNS and variability in how a person is conditioned is well established, to biology, everything (ok, yes, everything as in everything different fields have 'discovered' over decades and named; a name, like "resilience" is the
ticket into garnering attention, but we shouldn't forget the name isn't the thing, and there are many more things yet to be uncovered and named, but they exist). So at this point, if you or your colleagues are unable to begin to explore the effects of gene expression and how switches can be 'environmental' OR 'from within the body', and accept even genetics can't offer any definitive material to answer a question about prediction (in fact, it appears that as much work as they are producing, it is mostly directed towards the detection, understanding and possible prevention of genetic disorders. It is going to be up to psychologists to educate themselves to the point they can consider developmental epigenesis when looking at child to adult trajectories.
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Looking for an instrument (brief) to measure critical health literacy among high school students. Not interested in basic/functional health literacy, such as "do you understand the instructions on your medication." Instead, seeking a way to measure communicative and critical health literacy. WHO definition of interest: "Health literacy represents the cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand and use information in ways which promote and maintain good health" (Nutbeam, 1998).
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Pls refer instrument developed from deakin university Australia.. may be it could help you
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I've seen some qualitative work on this, and I'm in the process of tracking down quantitative work as well. I've seen reasons cited like privacy (i.e., "I don't want him talking to strangers"), age and appropriateness of topics (i.e,. "I don't want her talking to a stranger about personal topics"). From the focus groups I've observed, I have a feeling that dad's of daughters are the group most likely to refuse participation. Is there any research to support that?
Any key papers on surveying teens and minors that I should be looking at? Any surveys using particularly innovative methods for increasing parent consent? I know the general survey methods literature well, but I'm wondering if there are good papers that might be hiding out there in other fields (or that passed under my radar). The context is phone, mail, and face-to-face surveys specifically, not school-based or doctor-based studies, or surveys where kids can opt themselves in without parent consent.
Thanks in advance for anything you have to share.
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In Australia, for phone surveys using landlines, 'household refusal' is highest when recruiting men and a woman answers the phone. Women often refuse on behalf of their husbands or sons. When we recruit men directly by mobile, the gender difference disappears.
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I am trying to support moderate to vigorous activity in burning calories and fat.
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Hey Edward, what in the gamut of "childhood obesity" are you looking at? The variables would differ based on your primary end point - like is it prevalence, or prevention/intervention or looking at cause and effect of parent lifestyle patterns or behaviour or child behaviour on their present weight status or predicting future disease conditions..so it depends on many things. And very importantly what is the age group you plan to study?
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I am looking for an specific instrument to assess neglect in adolescence.
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you may check out the ISPCAN tool ICASTC -H,R. there are aspects of it that measure neglect
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I want to investigate the student nurses' attitudes to child and adolescent mental health nursing or aged care mental health nursing. Is anyone could tell me which instrument tool I can use.
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Anorexia nervosa; bulimia; compulsive overeating.
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In a very well controlled prospective study, critical comments from a teacher or coach was one of the most potent risk factors for developing ED in a sample with high weight and shape concerns. Jacobi C, Fittig E, Bryson SW, Wilfley D, Kraemer HC, Taylor CB. (2011) Who is really at risk? Identifying risk factors for subthreshold and full syndrome eating disorders in a high-risk sample. Psychological Medicine. 2011 Sep;41(9):1939-49.
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I'm looking for an instrument to assess risk taking in teens. Do you know one that's validated and even better that is translated/validated in French?
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If you're interested in substance use, you can check this article :
Krank M, Stewart SH, O'Connor R, Woicik PB, Wall AM, Conrod PJ. Structural, concurrent, and predictive validity of the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale in early adolescence. Addict Behav. 2011 Jan-Feb;36(1-2):37-46. Epub 2010 Aug 10.
We have a translation in French (I'm not sure it's validated, but it has been used in a national adolescent population survey).