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A literature review on health among school going adolescents in India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram, India
  • 2Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram, India

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 13-15, July,27 (2019)

Abstract

Adolescence is a span of tremendous biological changes in the human life span. The adolescents need both physical and mental health for better wellbeing and growth. Most adolescents are in the school- going age. Therefore, the present review is focused on health among school going adolescents in India. The review focused on pertinent studies from different online search engines, journals and unpublished thesis from Mizoram University library and articles of the past 10 years. The reviews show that the rate of risks to adolescent health is increased in day to day life affecting the physical and mental health of school going adolescents. There was a dearth of studies focusing on prevention, intervention and promotion plans for school going adolescents in India. Therefore, there is a need to provide a comprehensive intervention and monitoring package for enhancing the life of school going adolescents in India.

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