|Preventive Screening/Counseling for High Risk Youth Behaviour
||Overall Rank: 116
Preventive screening and counseling on risky behaviours: average proportion saying "yes" to ten items about whether provider(s) discussed/screened on smoking, alcohol use, helmet use, drunk driving, chewing tobacco, street drugs, steroid pills, sexual/physical abuse, violence, guns.
Young people 12 to 19 years of age and conditions common in this population.
Additional Domain(s) :
Health behaviors, such as alcohol use and drunk driving, sexual activity, depression, suicide, smoking, violence, and guns are the primary causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescents. Preventive counseling and screening on these and other health risk topics are the centerpiece of adolescent preventive services guidelines. Adolescents are interested and willing to talk with providers about recommended preventive counseling and screening topics, especially during private, confidential health care visits. Yet, for many reasons, including young adult access barriers to care and provider training and incentives, few adolescents receive recommended comprehensive preventive counseling and screening services on key topics. Among other strategies, quality measurement can be a powerful component of efforts to improve preventive services for adolescents. The measure idetified here is a part of the Young Adult Health Care Survey (YAHCS) a validated survey was designed to provide a parsimonious, comprehensive and actionable assessment of adherence to adolescent preventive counseling and screening guidelines.
Level of Evidence
V: Validated scale: Research has been conducted to determine it has at least some properties associated with a high quality scale
- * Is there a correlation between this and mental health problems?
- * This is relevant only if you are using a motivational interviewing approach.
- This must be coupled to brief interventions for these behaviours
Variation in Results
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