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Narratives of most significant change to explore experiences of caregivers in a caregiver-young adolescent sexual and reproductive health communication intervention in rural south-western Uganda

Authors: Cecilia Akatukwasa , et al. Abstract Background This paper presents findings from a qualitative effectiveness evaluation of an intervention aimed at improving caregiver-young adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) communication including training modules for caregivers on parent-child SRH communication. Methods Data was collected (October 2021-November 2021) using a narrative interviewing technique with thirty caregivers…

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Predictors of food variety and food consumption scores of adolescents living in a rural district in Ghana

Authors: Michael Akenteng Wiafe , et al. Abstract Introduction There is a dearth of information about the food variety and consumption scores of adolescents in Ghana. This study assessed predictors of food variety and consumption scores of adolescents living in a rural district in Ghana. Method In this cross-sectional study, a multi-stage sampling method was…

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The development of adolescents’ loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of peer status and contact with friends

Authors: Sofie J. Lorijn , et al. Citation: Lorijn SJ, Laninga-Wijnen L, Engels MC, Lodder GMA, Veenstra R (2023) The development of adolescents’ loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of peer status and contact with friends. PLoS ONE 18(5): e0286085. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0286085 Editor: Giulia Ballarotto, University of Rome La Sapienza: Universita degli Studi di Roma…

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The impact of community-based, peer-led sexual and reproductive health services on knowledge of HIV status among adolescents and young people aged 15 to 24 in Lusaka, Zambia: The Yathu Yathu cluster-randomised trial

Authors: Bernadette Hensen , et al. Abstract Background The growing population of adolescents and young people (AYP) aged 15 to 24 in sub-Saharan Africa face a high burden of HIV in many settings. Unintended pregnancies among adolescent girls in the region remain high. Nonetheless, the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) service needs of AYP have…

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The association between cognitive ability and body mass index: A sibling-comparison analysis in four longitudinal studies

Authors: Liam Wright , et al. Abstract Background Body mass index (BMI) and obesity rates have increased sharply since the 1980s. While multiple epidemiologic studies have found that higher adolescent cognitive ability is associated with lower adult BMI, residual and unobserved confounding due to family background may explain these associations. We used a sibling design…

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COVID-19 and mental health: Building back better or reimagining a new way forward?

Authors: Mark Tomlinson , et al. Citation: Tomlinson M, Marlow M (2023) COVID-19 and mental health: Building back better or reimagining a new way forward? PLoS Med 20(4): e1004216. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1004216 Published: April 6, 2023 Copyright: © 2023 Tomlinson, Marlow. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License,…

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