Chan LS, Kipke MD, Schneir A, Iverson E, Warf C, Limbos MA, Shekelle P. 2004. Preventing violence and related health-risking social behaviors in adolescents. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 183 pp., exec. summ. (7 pp.). (Evidence report/technology assessment; no. 107)
Annotation: This evidence report identifies the roles of individual, family, school, community, and peer-level influences as well as interventional research to evaluate prevention intervention effectiveness on violence and related health-risking social behaviors in adolescents. The report answers the following questions: (1) what are the factors that contribute to violence and associated adverse health outcomes in adolescence?, (2) what are the patterns of co-occurrence of these factors?, (3) what evidence exists on the safety and effectiveness of interventions for violence?, (4) where evidence of safety and effectiveness exists, are there other outcomes beyond reducing violence? If so, what is known about effectiveness by age, sex, and race/ethnicity?, (5) what are commonalities of the interventions that are effective, and those that are ineffective?, and (6) what are the priorities for future research? The report is divided into the following main sections: (1) methods, (2) results, and (3) discussion. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. A list of references and included studies and a list of excluded studies are included. Five appendices, which are available electronically but are not contained in the printed version of the report, include DIALOG strategies, quality review forms and evidence tables, a list of technical expert group members and peer reviewers, and the coding system for risk factors. A bibliography is available electronically, as well. An executive summary that appears as a self-contained document is also included. [Prepared by Southern California Evidence-based Practices Center under contract.]
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Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Age factors, Communities, Ethnic factors, Families, High risk adolescents, Intervention, Prevention, Racial factors, Research, Risk factors, Safety, Schools, Sex factors, Violence