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Health Issues of Homeless Youth

Health Issues of Homeless Youth AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to provide an ovelView of what is currently known about the health issues of homeless youth, focusing on risk-taking behaviors, health status, and access to care. The paper addresses the health issues of homeless youth in the U.S. within an international context. Existing data suggest that homeless adolescents exhibit high rates of risk-taking behaviors, face additional barriers to access of health care, and suffer from a high burden of poor health. However, most research on the health of homeless youth has been cross-sectional and has relied on convenience sampling. Future research should focus on conducting more methodologically rigorous studies on the specific health needs of homeless youth. Research should include eliciting information directly from the youth about their preferred health care inteIVentions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Social Distress and Homeless Taylor & Francis

Health Issues of Homeless Youth

Journal of Social Distress and Homeless , Volume 7 (3): 16 – Jan 1, 1998

Health Issues of Homeless Youth

Abstract

AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to provide an ovelView of what is currently known about the health issues of homeless youth, focusing on risk-taking behaviors, health status, and access to care. The paper addresses the health issues of homeless youth in the U.S. within an international context. Existing data suggest that homeless adolescents exhibit high rates of risk-taking behaviors, face additional barriers to access of health care, and suffer from a high burden of poor health....
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright 1998 Taylor and Francis Group LLC
ISSN
1573-658X
eISSN
1053-0789
DOI
10.1023/A:1022931628497
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Abstract

AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to provide an ovelView of what is currently known about the health issues of homeless youth, focusing on risk-taking behaviors, health status, and access to care. The paper addresses the health issues of homeless youth in the U.S. within an international context. Existing data suggest that homeless adolescents exhibit high rates of risk-taking behaviors, face additional barriers to access of health care, and suffer from a high burden of poor health. However, most research on the health of homeless youth has been cross-sectional and has relied on convenience sampling. Future research should focus on conducting more methodologically rigorous studies on the specific health needs of homeless youth. Research should include eliciting information directly from the youth about their preferred health care inteIVentions.

Journal

Journal of Social Distress and HomelessTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 1998

Keywords: Street youth; Adolescence; Homeless; Health status; Access

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