Adolescent perceptions and understanding

access to care, 38

data collection, 22, 38

demographic differences in, 3839

mental health services, 39

of parental involvement in health care, 38

privacy and consent for care issues, 38, 4243

self-perceived health, 54

substance use treatment, 39

Alcohol use

addiction risk, 90

age at onset, 8990

associated risks, 88, 89

mortality, 89

motor vehicle accidents and, 8485

outcomes of adolescent health-compromising behavior, 54

patterns and trends, 6, 8788, 89, 90

preventive interventions, 30, 212

risks among homeless adolescents, 102

significance of, in adolescent health, 53, 91

treatment needs, 163164

American Academy of Pediatrics, 198, 222

American Medical Association, 198

Anxiety and anxiety disorders, 53, 72, 73, 77

Appropriate health care, 5, 299

Assessment of adolescent health

barriers for vulnerable subpopulations, 202

goals for improving adolescent health services system, 195196, 231

Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services, 145, 198199, 248

in primary care, 144, 199201

privacy and confidentiality in, 202

public insurance coverage of screening services, 278

recommendations for adolescent care provider training, 12, 307

recommendations for monitoring health care system performance, 1415, 309310

recommendations for research, 14, 309

reimbursement, 201

screening tools, 172, 174175, 197199

shortcomings of current health system, 89, 172175, 303304

standardized screening practices, 198

strategies for improving adolescent health service system, 197202, 203

substance use, 201202

Asthma

limitations in normal daily activities due to, 66

prevalence, 53, 66, 67, 71

risk factors, 6667

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, 72, 73, 74, 202

B

Behavioral health in adolescence

advantages of safety-net health services, 7, 136, 157, 300

current adolescent health status, 5354

developmental significance, 34, 1718, 44, 52, 54, 6061, 197, 211, 297

goals for improving adolescent health services system, 196

health management strategies in primary care, 202204

monitoring, 204

morbidity, 84

patterns and trends, 6

primary care assessment, 144

primary care reimbursement, 143144

protective factors, 212

rationale for early assessment and intervention, 197

recommendations for adolescent care provider training, 12, 307

recommendations for improving primary health care, 910, 305

recommendations for monitoring health care system performance, 1415, 309310

risks, 2425

shortcomings of current health system performance, 56, 7, 301

significance of, in adolescent health system, 3, 4344, 211, 297

See also Risky behavior

Bisexual adolescents. See Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender adolescents

Board certification in adolescent medicine, 254

Body piercing, 84



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