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Adolescents’ mental health, help seeking and service use and parents’ perception of family functioning

Published on Mar 1, 2019in Nordic journal of nursing research
· DOI :10.1177/2057158518764036
Øyfrid Larsen Moen4
Estimated H-index: 4
(NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology),
Marie-Louise Hall-Lord18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Karlstad University)
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The adolescent population is facing mental-health challenges such as depression and anxiety. The aim of this study was to describe and investigate the mental health of adolescents, their relation to their parents, who they contact for help and their healthcare service use. A further objective was to describe and investigate family functioning in parents. A cross-sectional design was employed using register data from a survey of adolescents (n = 46,961), and surveys were conducted of two groups of parents – one group of parents with children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (n = 264) and one group of parents with school children (n = 157). Descriptive and comparative statistics were used. Of the adolescents, 5.65% were quite distressed. This group of adolescents would be less likely to seek help from friends and parents than the other adolescents. They were also more likely to use all types of healthcare services, and parents reported that they avoided discussing fears and concerns. School nur...
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Published on Jun 1, 2018in Nordic journal of nursing research
Øyfrid Larsen Moen4
Estimated H-index: 4
(NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology),
Hege Kletthagen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
The aim of the study was to describe and explore public health nurses’ perceptions of involvement and their attitudes concerning the mental health aspects of their work in schools. Furthermore, we wished to explore their need for useful approaches and training topics. The teenage years in particular are associated with an incidence of mental health problems such as depression. Public health nurses in schools have an extensive role in relation to health promotion and the prevention of both physic...
Published on Apr 1, 2017in Journal of Adolescent Health3.96
Arrash Yassaee1
Estimated H-index: 1
(ICH: UCL Institute of Child Health),
Dougal S Hargreaves7
Estimated H-index: 7
(ICH: UCL Institute of Child Health)
+ 3 AuthorsFiona Brooks20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)
Abstract Purpose The aim of this study was to investigate adolescents' (11–15 years) experience of their general practitioner (GP), whether poor reported GP experience was associated with worse physical and mental health measures and whether poor previous GP experience was linked to lower utilization of these services. Methods We used logistic regression to analyze data from the 2014 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Four aspects of recent care experience were studied: feeling at e...
Published on Apr 1, 2016in Quality of Life Research2.49
Thomas Jozefiak12
Estimated H-index: 12
(NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology),
Jan L. Wallander31
Estimated H-index: 31
(UC: University of California)
Purpose The aim of the study was to investigate whether perceived family functioning of adolescent is moderating or mediating the longitudinal association of adolescent internalizing and externalizing psychopathology with quality of life (QoL) after 6 months in the general population.
Published on Feb 1, 2016in Scandinavian Journal of Public Health1.76
Curt Hagquist23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Karlstad University)
AIMS: Profound changes in family structure took place in many countries, during the second part of the previous century. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the association between the type of family residency and psychosomatic problems in younger and older adolescents, particularly focusing on alternate residency, and to examine the impact of child-parent relations. METHODS: We used data collected in 2009 by Statistics Sweden among 172,298 Swedish students in Grade 6 and Grade 9 (approximat...
Published on Feb 1, 2016in Scandinavian Journal of Public Health1.76
Dawit Shawel Abebe9
Estimated H-index: 9
(HiOA: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences),
Lars Roar Frøyland3
Estimated H-index: 3
(HiOA: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)
+ 1 AuthorsTilmann von Soest22
Estimated H-index: 22
(HiOA: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)
Aim: This study aimed to investigate municipal-level variations and individual- and municipal-level predictors of high levels of depressive symptoms among Norwegian adolescents. Methods: We used data from the Norwegian cross-national Ungdata study. We included 77,424 adolescents from 171 municipalities attending junior high school (Grades 8–10; age 13–16 years) from 2011 to 2013. Multilevel (two-level) logistic regression models were applied for the data analyses. Results: The study revealed tha...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Open Journal of Nursing
Øyfrid Larsen Moen4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Marie-Louise Hall-Lord18
Estimated H-index: 18
Aims and Objectives: To investigate reliability and validity of the translated Norwegian version of the Family Sense of Coherence scale. Background: The Family Sense of Coherence scale measures the global sense of coherence in families and might help health professionals to identify vulnerable families and to facilitate the strengthening of coping strategies in families. Design: Cross-sectional. Methods: In total, 264 parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and 1...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Social Indicators Research1.70
Unni K. Moksnes13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Sør-Trøndelag University College),
Audhild Løhre9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Sør-Trøndelag University College)
+ 2 AuthorsGørill Haugan11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Sør-Trøndelag University College)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the interrelationships between school-related stress (school performance, teacher interaction), life satisfaction, and depressive symptoms, as well as the potential mediating role of life satisfaction on the association between school-related stress and depressive symptoms. A total of 1,239 adolescents (13–18 years of age) from public elementary and secondary schools in mid-Norway participated in the school-based survey. The data were analysed usin...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in Nordic journal of nursing research
Anne Kjersti Myhrene Steffenak4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Hedmark University College),
Bodil Wilde-Larsson16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Karlstad University)
+ 1 AuthorsGun Nordström32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Karlstad University)
The aim of the study is to describe the experience of psychotropic drug use among young people with mental health problems. Young people experience mental health problems, and some will need to take psychotropic drugs for either a short or a long time. Psychotropic drugs may be effective in reducing mental distress, but raise questions about increasing use, side effects, long-term treatment and off-label use. Qualitative interviews were accomplished with eight young people who had taken psychotr...
Published on Oct 1, 2015in The Journal of Pediatrics3.74
Ana Radovic7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Pittsburgh),
Kerry A. Reynolds13
Estimated H-index: 13
(AN: RAND Corporation)
+ 3 AuthorsElizabeth Miller46
Estimated H-index: 46
(University of Pittsburgh)
Objective To understand how primary care providers (PCPs) perceive barriers to adolescent depression care to inform strategies to increase treatment engagement. Study design We conducted semistructured interviews with 15 PCPs recruited from community pediatric offices with access to integrated behavioral health services (ie, low system-level barriers to care) who participated in a larger study on treating adolescent depression. Interviews addressed PCP perceptions of barriers to adolescents' upt...
Published on Jun 1, 2015in Family Practice1.99
Virve Kekkonen5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Petri Kivimäki4
Estimated H-index: 4
+ 4 AuthorsEila Laukkanen18
Estimated H-index: 18
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of somatic, mental and behavioural problems increases in puberty. Nevertheless, compared to adults, health service utilization by adolescents, and associated factors such as risky health behaviours, have been poorly explored. In order to improve health care services, there is a need for further research on adolescents frequently using primary health care. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate adolescents who seek help for health issues, and examine whether particular soc...
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