青少女健康議題與預防性策略

Translated title of the contribution: Health Issues and Preventive Health Strategies for Adolescent Girls

馬維芬, 周汎澔, 張秀如, 劉影梅, 蔣立琦

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Abstract

As adolescent girls have specific healthcare needs, this paper was designed to provide a better understanding of their healthcare needs in both physical and psychosocial terms. After conducting a targeted review of the literature on children and adolescents, we identified factors of importance to physical health as body weight, physical activity, menstruation, sexual knowledge and attitude and to psychosocial health as anxiety, interpersonal relationships, depression, and suicide behavior. Reflecting these factors, this paper presents four preventive suggestions to clinical practice, education, and research to facilitate improvements in adolescent girl's health. These suggestions include: 1) strengthening health education and media responsibility with regard to adolescent girl health; 2) improving awareness of the needs of adolescent girls within healthcare and education organizations; 3) making health guidelines for promoting proper health behavior in adolescent girls; and 4) mobilizing nurses to assert the health of adolescent girls in clinical, education, and research fields. This is the first paper that focuses on the health needs of adolescent Taiwanese girls. The authors hope that more people become involved in the care of adolescent girl's health in Taiwan.

Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing
Volume56
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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Keywords

  • Adolescent girls
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Health needs
  • Nurses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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馬維芬, 周汎澔, 張秀如, 劉影梅, & 蔣立琦 (2009). 青少女健康議題與預防性策略. Journal of Nursing, 56(6), 21-26.