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Early initiation of cannabis use: A cross-national European perspective
This study reports on nationwide cross-sectional surveys in six European countries in 2001-2002, within the framework of the World Health Organization's collaborative study, Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC). ...
School health education and gender: an interactive effect
(Oxford Journals, 2000-03-04)
Post-primary school students (n = 2407) and young adults (n = 477) participated in a cross-sectional evaluation of a health education programme for schools. The Lifeskills programme is based on a philosophy of student ...
Self-esteem and health-risk behaviours: is there a link?
(Psychology Society of Ireland, 2003-02)
Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale scores from 7706 Irish young people were analysed in order to determine if self-esteem is related to incidence of smoking, drinking, drunkenness and drug use. In addition, age, sex and social ...
Adolescents' perceptions of the words 'health' and 'happy'
Purpose - The shared language of youth includes understandings of concepts that can be different from those of adults. Researchers, in their efforts to explore and illuminate the health behaviours and decision-making ...
Assessing sobriety and successful membership of Alcoholics Anonymous
(Informa Healthcare, 2003-02)
This study aimed to identify appropriate measures of successful membership of Alcoholics Anonymous and to investigate membership patterns and perceptions of sobriety across sociodemographic categories of AA membership.
Socio-demographic predictors of self-rated health in the Republic of Ireland: findings from the National Survey on Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition, SLAN
Though Ireland continues to have a poor health profile compared with other European Union countries, previous research on social variations has been limited. For the first time in the Republic of Ireland, the influence on ...
A cross-national study of violence-related behaviours in adolescents.
(American Medical Association, 2004-06)
Background: Violent behavior among adolescents is a significant problem worldwide, and a cross-national comparison of adolescent violent behaviors can provide information about the development and pattern of physical ...
Influence on self-rated health of socio-demographic, lifestyle and affluence factors
(Irish Medical Association, 2007-09)
In this analysis we employed the International Health Behaviour Among School Aged Children (HBSC) 1998 data, comprising 8326 Irish children and 115,327 children in the International dataset, to examine influences on self ...
From science to policy: experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)
Healthcare decisions and policy-related issues are increasingly being made on research-based evidence. However, translating evidence into practice and policy can prove difficult and time consuming, not least because ...
Economic and cultural correlates of cannabis use among mid-adolescents in 31 countries
Aims: To examine cannabis use among mid-adolescents in 31 countries and associations with per-capita personal consumer expenditure (PCE), unemployment, peer factors and national rates of cannabis use in 1999. Design, ...