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Preventative Counselling for Nova Scotia Adolescents: Examining Predictors of its Provision in Several Communities

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dc.contributor.author Corbett, Erica L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-16T14:25:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-16T14:25:01Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/12876
dc.description.abstract This project examined the extent to which Nova Scotian adolescents’ counselling needs are being met with respect to physical, sexual, substance use, and psychosocial health by their family physicians. This was accomplished by assessing how well Nova Scotian physicians provide preventative advice consistent with the Guidelines for Adolescent Preventative Services (GAPS). Analyses were performed using pooled data from surveys carried out in 2003 and 2006. Descriptive analyses, Poisson and logistic regression were used to examine associations of sociodemographic characteristics, need, and the presence of school based health centres (SBHCs) with the provision of advice. Advice was not well provided and appeared to be need-driven. Females were significantly more likely to be provided advice and respondent access to a SBHC increased the likelihood of advice being provided. These results have implications for policy and practice, specifically, ways to refine preventative healthcare services for the province’s adolescents to ensure optimal care. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Preventative Services en_US
dc.subject Adolescent Health en_US
dc.subject Gender Differences en_US
dc.subject Multivariate en_US
dc.subject Logistic Regresion en_US
dc.subject Poisson Regression en_US
dc.title Preventative Counselling for Nova Scotia Adolescents: Examining Predictors of its Provision in Several Communities en_US
dc.date.defence 2010-02-12
dc.contributor.department Department of Community Health & Epidemiology en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner N/A en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Kathleen MacPherson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Susan Kirkland en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Mark Asbridge en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Donald Langille en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Kathleen MacPherson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Donald Langille en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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