Health beliefs and reported symptoms among a sample of incarcerated adolescent females.

@article{Williams1999HealthBA,
  title={Health beliefs and reported symptoms among a sample of incarcerated adolescent females.},
  author={Richard Allen Williams and H M Hollis},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          21-7
        }
}
PURPOSE To understand the health care needs (or perceived needs) of incarcerated female adolescents by comparing their rates of physical complaints, health attitudes, and treatment seeking to a normative sample. METHODS A sample (n = 138) of incarcerated girls was administered the Somatic Symptom Checklist, the Illness Attitudes Scales, and the Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale to assess lifetime prevalence of physical symptoms, attitudes toward health, treatment-seeking experience, and… CONTINUE READING

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