Chronic Condition and Risk Behaviours in Portuguese Adolescents

@inproceedings{Santos2014ChronicCA,
  title={Chronic Condition and Risk Behaviours in Portuguese Adolescents},
  author={Teresa Santos and Mafalda Ferreira and Maria Celeste Rocha Sim{\~o}es and Maria do C{\'e}u Machado and Margarida Gaspar de Matos},
  booktitle={Global journal of health science},
  year={2014}
}
Living with a chronic condition (CC) in adolescence has been historically considered protective for risk behaviours. However, research from the last decade suggest that when compared with healthy peers, adolescents living with a chronic condition can engage in risky behaviours in a similar if not higher rate than their counterparts living with out a CC. This study aims to characterize and evaluate the impact of 1) living with a chronic condition (CC), and 2) how the perception of living with a… CONTINUE READING

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