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  • Risk Factors In Adolescents

    Adolescent problem behaviors of delinquency, alcohol and drug abuse, and risky sexual behavior pose a major health risk as well as a threat to adolescents ' further psychosocial development (Melkman, 2015). Risk factors experienced early in life can expose youth to risk taking behaviors that may have negative impact and decrease the chances of them having a health and happy life has they transition from childhood into adulthood. Assessing these risk factors that youths are exposed to is important to determine if sufficient protective factors are in place. Protective factors are considered to be independent variables that can have their own direct effects on behavior but, in addition, can moderate the relation between risk factors and behavior (Cattelino, 2014). Strengthening protective factors that are closely related to the problems that needs to be addressed can prevent youths from getting involved in socially inappropriate behaviors. These protective factors may include being raised in a functional supportive and loving household, maintaining regular school attendance and achieving academically, receiving support from community, having job opportunities and having a positive self-image. While these factors do not prevent at-risk individuals and communities from facing social injustice, they do increase the likelihood of positive outcomes for those who face challenges or obstacles related to their community,…

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  • Risk Factors Of Dating Violence

    Risk Factors Just like dating violence can have negative developmental outcomes, it also causes risk factors to come up. A recent study done by Gressard, Swahn, and Tharp (2015) uses data from high school students in the ninth through twelfth grade from 38 different states. The goal of the study is to determine if gender inequality index is compatible with levels of physical and sexual adolescent dating violence victimization. Gender inequality index is a measurement that is used to determine…

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  • Risk Factors In The Civil Aviation Safety Risk Assessment System

    This risk assessment model is created by knowledge elicitation from the subject matter experts within the airline organization. The model represents risk as a hierarchical decomposition of contributing factors, whose interrelationships are represented by a fuzzy rule set. The decomposition of risk can help to identify those elements that contribute most significantly to the calculated risk and hence allows us to take the necessary mitigating action. 3.2 BASIS OF APPROACH The civil aviation…

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  • Risk Factors

    The Risk Factors: There are many risk factors linked and caused by cardiovascular disease some include- aging, sex, family history, smoking, poor diet, high blood pressure, cholesterol, stress, diabetes, obesity, and poor hygiene. Risk factors such as genetics or family history are things that you cannot change. Although it can’t be changed you can certainly fix your environment to help out. Things that you can change, if you notice you do these things, it is never too late to change your diet…

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  • Morgan Oldroyd Participation Summary

    Her Mom, Dad, David Oldroyd, and siblings have all actively taken part in being supportive of Morgan’s treatment plan while encouraging her to continue to make positive choices. Another one of Morgan’s risk domains is: Friends youth spends time with. Morgan admits that it would be a challenge seeing past peers who have not been a great influence on her, she also expressed the challenges of having access to parties. However, Morgan feels comfort in knowing that her family is willing to support…

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  • Stroke Risk Factors

    focuses on learning more about the factors that increase a person’s risk of having a stroke. It is an observational study of stroke risk factors in adults 45 years and older. There are 30,239 participants that were recruited between 2003 and 2007. The researchers used traditional risk factors to assess the level of risk among black and white participants. Risk factors include: age, race, gender, geographic region, hypertension, diabetes, low HDL cholesterol, smoking, elevated systolic blood…

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  • Osteoporosis Risk Factors

    disorders has many risk factors. A risk factor is any factor that boosts the possibility of developing a disease. Osteoporosis can be caused as a result of many factors such as lifestyles, hormonal imbalances, aging, and genes. These four risk factors are the most potent risk factors that may contribute to the development of osteoporosis. Risk factors are divided into two types modifiable and fixed. Modifiable risk factors are the factors which we can be eliminated and controlled, however, fixed…

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  • Coronary Risk Factors

    Coronary risk factors and risk of diabetic cardiovascular complications: Diabetes usually occurs among elderly as part of metabolic syndrome, which includes abdominal obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and all these factors can act to promote diabetic complications so aggressive treatment of diabetes and associated coronary risk factors is recommended to prevent diabetic complications (Fowler 2008) (Boyle 2007). The main cause of death in diabetic patients is cardiovascular complications…

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  • Fall Risk Factors

    The more the risk factors a person has, the greater their chances of falling. Home or environmental risk factors play a role in about fifty percent of all falls. It is vital to understand these risk factors in order to reduce falls. With reduction in fall risk factors the amount of falls reduces significantly among people living independently in the community. Many older adults, as well as their family members and caregivers, are unaware of the factors or behaviors that put them at a risk of…

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  • Risk Factors Of Homelessness

    Although there are other risk factors, such as poverty and housing availability, in one’s becoming unhoused, this paper will explore one of the key components, unemployment, and how it can lead to homelessness. For this paper, unemployment will be defined as a loss of a job where one worked and later lost, an inability to find work, or being unable to work due to a disability. Using the public health, ecological model this paper will show how each of the levels of the model affect the…

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