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Getting into Adolescent HEADS!

The HEADS survey is a useful clinical tool to screen for adolescent generic health and psychosocial issues in clinical consultations.

H

  • Home - relationships, social support, household chores

E

  • Education - school, exams, work experience, career
    Are you at school? What year are you in? What is your favorite subject?
  • Exercise - General
    How do you keep fit? What about dancing, martial arts…

A

  • Activities - peers
    What do you do for fun? What do you do with your friends?
  • Affect - Many young people feel down or sad at times. When did you last feel like this?
    Have you ever felt that life is not worth living?
  • Ambitions - What do you want to do when you leave school?

D

  • Dental Care
  • Diet - calcium, vitamin D, weight, caffeine
  • Driving
  • Drugs, cigarettes, alcohol - Some young people experiment with cigarettes and alcohol. In your year at
    school, do people smoke, drink, or use illicit drugs? What about your friends?
    And you?

S

  • Sex - concerns, periods, contraception
    Most young people become more interested in closer relationships at your age.
    Do you have close friends? Have you ever been sexually active?
  • Sleep - Adapted from: Goldenring JM, Cohen E. Getting into adolescent heads. Contemp Pediatr 1988

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