4389.0 International Perspectives in Children’s Health

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
Child and adolescent health issues have a prominent place in health education and promotion research and programmatic activities. With most of this research occurring among US populations, this session broadens the child and adolescent health boundaries by discussing health related issues among populations worldwide. Specifically, presentations relate to: kerosene ingestions in Greater Accra, Ghana; nutrition practices in Southern Ethiopia; youth development assets in Lebanon; HIV prevention approaches in Malawi; and physical activity among Chinese youth.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify methods use to measure youth assets related to health. 2. Discuss health issues related to populations outside the United States.
Saleh M. M. Rahman, MD, PhD, MPH

4:30 PM
Chinese couch potatoes? Trends in TV use, physical activity, and snacking behaviors among Chinese children and adolescents, 2000–2006
Amy Shirong Lu, PhD, Sarah Parvanta, MPH, Jane D. Brown, PhD, Shufa Du, PhD and Fengying Zhai
4:45 PM
Community Experience with Unintentional Kerosene Ingestion in Greater Accra, Ghana
Jocelyn Ulrich, MPH, Cindy Pfitzenmaier, MS, Dorice Vieira, MPH, MLS, MA, Elizabeth Ribaudo, MA, Alexander Markovic, MD, Samara Soghoian, MD, Robert S. Hoffman, MD, Ed Nignpense, MD, Caesar Nyadedzor and Edith Clarke, MD
5:00 PM
Evaluating the Youth-Focused Tisankhenji Radio Program in Malawi: Effects on Career Aspirations, Self-Efficacy, and Determinants of HIV Prevention Behaviors
Rajiv N. Rimal, PhD, Glory Mkandawire, Jane W. Brown, MPH, Lisa Basalla, MPH, Lisa K. Folda, MHS, Triza Kakhobwe, Kirsten Böse, MHS, Rachana Sikka, MA, MPH and Lisa Aslan
5:30 PM

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)