Reference : La sante physique, mentale et les comportements de sante des adolescents immigrants d...
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Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
Human health sciences : Pediatrics
La sante physique, mentale et les comportements de sante des adolescents immigrants de premiere generation.
[en] First-generation immigrant adolescents' physical and mental health and behaviors
Noirhomme-Renard, Florence mailto [Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL > > > >]
Deccache, Alain [> > > >]
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[en] Adolescent ; Adolescent Behavior ; Emigration and Immigration ; Family Characteristics ; Health Status ; Mental Health ; Refugees ; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/epidemiology
[en] The objectives of this article are to: a) review literature about physical, mental health and behaviors of first generation immigrant adolescents and its evolution; b) compare first and second generations immigrant adolescents'health. Studies usually compare first generation and others adolescents groups: 1) first generation adolescents shows better physical health and behaviors than second generation; 2) first generation adolescents shows variable results for mental health compared to second generation and host adolescents according to the studies; 3) a degradation of physical health and behaviors is observed with the time passed in the host country. These results show necessity of a precocious evaluation of first generation adolescents' needs for a good planification of health promotion and prevention actions to preserve their health advantage at arrival.

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