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dc.contributor.authorBreidablik, Hans-Johanen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeland, Eivinden_US
dc.contributor.authorHolmen, Turid Lingaasen_US
dc.contributor.authorLydersen, Stianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-16T09:04:44Z
dc.date.available2012-03-16T09:04:44Z
dc.date.issued2010-09eng
dc.PublishedAdolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics 2010(1): 97-104en
dc.identifier.issn1179-318X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1956/5713
dc.description.abstractBackground: Self-rated health (SRH) is a known important predictor of later mortality, morbidity, and health service attendance. From adolescence onwards, this multifactorial composite seems to be relatively stable. Therefore, it is important to study how SRH is also shaped and influenced by parental factors. Methods: Analyses were based on data from the Nord-Trøndelag Health studies in Norway during 1995–1997 among adolescent children aged 13–19 years and their parents. Cross-table analyses were made for parental and adolescent SRH. Proportional odds logistic regression analyses with parental SRH and a broad spectrum of other parental covariates were conducted, with adolescent SRH as the dependent variable, both unadjusted and adjusted. Results: Lower level of education, living alone, smoking, low general well being, and low life satisfaction were the most important parental factors associated with lower SRH in adolescents. However, the associations between parental SRH and adolescent SRH were rather weak, and in adjusted multivariable analyses lost significance for both genders. The net effect of genetics and early vertical family influence on adolescents’ SRH thus seems to be moderate. Notably, the association between more specific health-related and lifestyle variables in parent and adolescent SRH was rather weak. Conclusion: SRH in adolescents seems to be shaped only partly by parental influence, and is less “deterministic” than might be expected from some genetic studies. SRH may therefore be modifiable by health-promoting efforts in early life.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherDove Medical Presseng
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="http://hdl.handle.net/1956/5714" target="blank">Selvopplevd helse hos barn og unge. En undersøkelse av samvarierende og predikerende faktorers betydning for selvopplevd helse</a>eng
dc.rights.urihttp://www.dovepress.com/why_publish_with_dove.php?folder_id=204eng
dc.subjectSelf-rated healtheng
dc.subjectParent-child relationshipeng
dc.titleRole of parents in adolescent self-rated health: Norwegian Nord-Trøndelag Health Studyen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2010 Breidablik et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.2147/ahmt.s12877
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800eng


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