Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Teen Health Literacy Survey

Eighty-seven percent of parents report they have prepared their adolescents for adulthood, but many doubt their young person's ability to manage certain adult tasks, according to a national survey. Findings showed that only 8% of parents say they believe their teenager can set doctor appointments on their own and just 25% trust them to take the proper dosage of over-the-counter drugs. The study recommended that teens shadow their parents' health-related practices, and make mistakes do it themselves with guidance.
Clark, S. (2019).  C.S. Mott Children's Hospital national poll on children's health. Ann Arbor, MI: C. S. Mott Children's Hospital.

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