Next Article in Journal
Spatiotemporal Hotspots of Study Areas in Research of Gastric Cancer in China Based on Web-Crawled Literature
Previous Article in Journal
Evaluation of Eating Habits and Their Impact on Health among Adolescents and Young Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study
Previous Article in Special Issue
Does Vigorous Physical Activity Contribute to Adolescent Life Satisfaction?
Open AccessArticle

Sadness and Other Health Complaints among Swedish Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study

1
Faculty of Health Sciences, Kristianstad University, SE-291 88 Kristianstad, Sweden
2
WHO-CC (World Health Organization Collaborative Centre), Clinical Health Promotion Centre, Lund University, SE-205 02 Malmö, Sweden
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Ingrid Larsson and Florian Fischer
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(8), 3999; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083999
Received: 19 February 2021 / Revised: 25 March 2021 / Accepted: 6 April 2021 / Published: 10 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Children and Young People’s Participation in Health and Well-Being)
Health complaints are increasing among adolescents and are recognized as a global public health issue. Health complaints are an indicator for subjective ill-being, but little is known about the relationship between sadness and other health complaints. The aim of this study was to investigate sadness and other health complaints among Swedish adolescents. A survey with a cross-sectional design was completed by adolescents (n = 1489, 15–17 years old) in the south of Sweden. A logistic regression analysis was used to analyze the relationship between sadness and other health complaints. The result show that sadness and other health complaints were common among adolescents, and sadness was related to health complaints (headache (OR: 1.58), sleeping difficulties (OR: 2.00), reduced appetite (OR: 1.43), tension (OR: 2.44), and concentration difficulties (OR: 2.75)). When adolescents express sadness or other health complaints it is important to reflect on what these complaints are an expression of, and take into account the body as physical and psychological intertwined. This might entail person-centered support that hopefully leads to an improvement in adolescents’ well-being. Future research that profoundly highlights adolescents’ existential health is needed. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescents; sadness; health complaints; embodied emotions; a cross-sectional study adolescents; sadness; health complaints; embodied emotions; a cross-sectional study
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Garnow, T.; Einberg, E.-L.; Edberg, A.-K.; Garmy, P. Sadness and Other Health Complaints among Swedish Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 3999. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083999

AMA Style

Garnow T, Einberg E-L, Edberg A-K, Garmy P. Sadness and Other Health Complaints among Swedish Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(8):3999. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083999

Chicago/Turabian Style

Garnow, Tide; Einberg, Eva-Lena; Edberg, Anna-Karin; Garmy, Pernilla. 2021. "Sadness and Other Health Complaints among Swedish Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no. 8: 3999. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083999

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop