Psycho-Socio-Physical Dimensions of Adolescent Health Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Psycho-Socio-Physical Dimensions of Adolescent Health Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Sapna Nanda (Panjab University, India)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: December, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 202
ISBN13: 9781522573845|ISBN10: 1522573844|EISBN13: 9781522573852|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7384-5


Today’s youth experience a period of major physical, physiological, psychological, and behavioral changes with changing patterns of social interactions and relationships. The changing environments in which adolescents live impacts their behavior, which in turn can implicate their health and wellbeing. The changing nature of these health problems amongst adolescents calls for new responses from the medical sector to promote and protect their health.

Psycho-Socio-Physical Dimensions of Adolescent Health Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the protection of adolescent health and wellbeing by strategizing better healthcare initiatives and programs, as well as assessing the impact of various healthcare approaches in modifying the health and behavior of adolescents. Covering topics that include growth patterns, improving mental health, and interpersonal relationships, this book is ideally designed for healthcare professionals, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, social workers, researchers, policymakers, and scholars.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Behavioral Impacts
  • Dietary Impacts
  • Growth Patterns
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Life Skills Importance
  • Mental Health
  • Psycho-Social Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Substance Abuse

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sapna Nanda is an Associate Professor in Government College of Education, Chandigarh in India. She is M.Sc. (Foods & Nutrition), M.Ed., Ph.D., and has undergone a certificate course in yoga. She possesses 32 years of teaching experience at secondary, senior secondary and higher education levels. She has been supervising 6 Ph.D. scholars and guided 40 dissertations at a master’s level in the areas of nutrition, health and education. She has co-authored a book on Intervention Strategies for ADHD which has been published by an International publisher besides one book on Education in Contemporary India by a National Publisher and three edited books on Human Rights, Quality Concerns in Teacher Education and New Education Policy: Initiatives and Implications. Her papers have been published in the national journals of repute and has also presented a number of papers in national and international conferences. Also, she has organized several national seminars/conferences/workshops. Her extension activities include giving lectures to NSS volunteers, Anganwadi workers and supervisors of ICDS scheme, parents and community workers in the arena of nutrition, health, hygiene, yoga, maternal, child and adolescent health care. She has been anchoring radio and television programs on nutrition and health on local radio and television channels, Panelist of ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan’ and ‘Beti Parao and Beti Bachao’ Series on Chandigarh Doordarshan in India. She is Vice-President, Indian Dietetic Association, Chandigarh Chapter as well as the co-editor of biannual newsletter, Nutrition News “n” Views published by Chandigarh Chapter of Indian Dietetic Association. She is Joint Secretary of the Chandigarh Softball Association. Her other professional affiliations include an elected member of Academic Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, added member of Faculty of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Member of Board of Studies in the Faculty of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Member, Board of Studies in the Faculty of Education, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Punjab, India.