2006, Cilt 13, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 026-034
Adolescent Health Behaviors and Problems
Öğr.Gör.Dr. Emine GECKİL1, Doç.Dr. Suzan YILDIZ2
1İnönü Üniversitesi Adıyaman Sağlık Yüksekokulu Adıyaman
2İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu Istanbul
Keywords: Adolescent, health behaviors, problems of adolescent, health promotion, nursing

Adolescent health is an important area which needs collaborative works. This research is conducted to determine health behaviors and problems of adolescents. The research is carried out with 610 students in Malatya High School. The data is collected by the questionnaire form, Health Promotion Life-Style Profile (HPLP) and Problems of the Adolescent Diagnose Scale (PADS).

At the end of the research the health behaviors of the adolescent was observed to be at the medium level. The total scores of Health Promotion Life-Style Profile (HPLP) of boys found to be higher than girls. It was observed that the adolescent mostly had problems with the future and psychological problems. The boys had problems more than girls with nutrition, social adaptation, physiological and sexual matters. In the group important problems like smoking (33%) and thought of self-harm (47.5%) were found.