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Sep, 2017
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Authors:

Wood SM, Schott W, Marshal MP, Akers AY.

PURPOSE: We aimed to estimate group-based trajectories of body mass index (BMI) in a longitudinal cohort of young women and determine the association between sexual identity and BMI trajectory group, adjusting for obesity risk factors. METHODS: We analyzed data from females in waves I–I...

Sep, 2017
Article
Authors:

Dhar PC, Kaflayc D, Dowshen N, Miller VA, Ginsburg KR, Barg FK, Yun K

PURPOSE: We explored attitudes and beliefs pertaining to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) among unmarried, female, resettled Bhutanese refugees 16–20 years. METHODS: Fourteen interviews were analyzed using the constant comparison method, and major themes were identified. RESULTS: S...

Sep, 2017
Article
Authors:

Wood SM, Lowenthal E, Lee S, Ratcliffe SJ, Dowshen N

Youth living with HIV (YLWH) are less likely than older adults to achieve and sustain viral suppression. While treatment guidelines recommend decreased viral load (VL) monitoring in individuals with well-controlled HIV, the appropriateness of this strategy for adolescents is unknown. We ...

Jul, 2017
Article
Authors:

Dowshen N, Lee S, Franklin J, Castillo M, Barg F

PURPOSE: (1) To describe psychosocial, medical, and mental health outcomes of young transgender women (YTW) living with or at risk for HIV infection and (2) to explore barriers and facilitators to medical and mental health services across the HIV care continuum. METHODS: We conducted a ...

Jun, 2017
Article
Authors:

Xu Y, Boyd RC, Butler L, Moore TM, Benton TD

ABSTRACT: Family cohesion and family conflict are important protective and risk factors respectively in the development of child psychopathology. Our study examines parent-adolescent discrepancy of the family environment constructs, family cohesion and family conflict, and their associat...

May, 2017
Article
Authors:

Samuels-Kalow ME, Rhodes KV, Henien M, Hardy E, Moore T, Wong F, Camargo CA, Rizzo CT, Mollen C

BACKGROUND: Measuring outcomes of emergency care is of key importance, but current metrics, such as 72-hour return visit rates, are subject to ascertainment bias, incentivize overtesting and overtreatment at initial visit, and do not reflect the full burden of disease and morbidity exper...

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May, 2017
Article
Authors:

Boyd RC, Butler L, Benton TD

INTRODUCTION: Depressive disorders are prevalent psychiatric disorders that comprise a cluster of affective, somatic, and physical symptoms. From childhood to adolescence, prevalence rates for major depressive disorder increase to rates similar to adults. An epidemiological study showed ...

May, 2017
Authors:

Kim R, Steinway C, Gable J, Jan S

For the 15 percent of adolescents who have intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD), transitioning to adulthood can present unique challenges to accessing necessary health care. PolicyLab researchers have identified specific barriers facing this population and recommended actions th...

May, 2017
Authors:

Steinway C, Gable J, Jan S

The transition from pediatric to adult health care systems can be daunting for anyone, but is especially challenging for young people with intellectual disabilities or other special health care needs. These youth and young adults face numerous challenges while navigating the transition p...

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