A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH AWARENESS AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS OF CHANDIGARH AND ADJOINING STATES OF INDIA
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 5569-5576
Abstract- Adolescence is the most important period of transition in life. It requires proper knowledge of health, diet, and hygiene. Lack of timely information and guidance on these matters may cause complications for individuals in adulthood. Today’s youth is exposed to many pressures. Health issues need to be discussed and their concerns addressed in nonjudgmental manner. Good relationship with parents, other family members, teachers and easy access to adolescent friendly health facilities will help adolescent enjoy a positive health leading to healthy adulthood. A survey was conducted on general health and behavior of 1000 adolescent girls of Chandigarh and adjoining states of India studying in PG Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh. The survey was based on the awareness of adolescent towards allergies, acne, medication, visit to doctors, headache, backache, dizziness, depression, emotional stress etc. It was observed that the adolescent period is most vulnerable period that affects the overall growth and development of youth and expose them to many health risks. Careful and unobtrusive attention to each aspect of health at this stage will help adolescents grow into healthy and responsible adults.
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