Helen N Sweeting

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc 'Do I care?' Young adults' recalled experiences of early adolescent overweight and obesity: a qualitative study
    E Smith
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:303-8. 2013
  2. pmc Do schools differ in suicide risk? The influence of school and neighbourhood on attempted suicide, suicidal ideation and self-harm among secondary school pupils
    Robert Young
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:874. 2011
  3. pmc Levels and confounders of morning cortisol collected from adolescents in a naturalistic (school) setting
    Shona J Kelly
    Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:1257-68. 2008
  4. pmc Is there an association between seeing incidents of alcohol or drug use in films and young Scottish adults' own alcohol or drug use? A cross sectional study
    Kate Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:259. 2011
  5. pmc Changes in the socio-demographic patterning of late adolescent health risk behaviours during the 1990s: analysis of two West of Scotland cohort studies
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:829. 2011
  6. pmc Can we explain increases in young people's psychological distress over time?
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Soc Sci Med 71:1819-30. 2010
  7. pmc Dimensions of adolescent subjective social status within the school community: description and correlates
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Adolesc 34:493-504. 2011
  8. pmc Obesity among Scottish 15 year olds 1987-2006: prevalence and associations with socio-economic status, well-being and worries about weight
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:404. 2008
  9. pmc GHQ increases among Scottish 15 year olds 1987-2006
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow SCO, G12 8RZ, Scotland, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:579-86. 2009
  10. pmc Gendered dimensions of obesity in childhood and adolescence
    Helen N Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    Nutr J 7:1. 2008

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Publications14

  1. pmc 'Do I care?' Young adults' recalled experiences of early adolescent overweight and obesity: a qualitative study
    E Smith
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:303-8. 2013
    ..Associations between recalled concerns and weight-, health- and peer-related survey responses collected during adolescence are also examined...
  2. pmc Do schools differ in suicide risk? The influence of school and neighbourhood on attempted suicide, suicidal ideation and self-harm among secondary school pupils
    Robert Young
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:874. 2011
    ..Our aim is to explore if school context is associated with rates of attempted suicide and suicide-risk at age 15 and self-harm at age 19, adjusting for confounders...
  3. pmc Levels and confounders of morning cortisol collected from adolescents in a naturalistic (school) setting
    Shona J Kelly
    Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:1257-68. 2008
    ..This study managed many of the problems found in naturalistic research on cortisol and provides norms for morning cortisol levels in 15-year-old adolescents...
  4. pmc Is there an association between seeing incidents of alcohol or drug use in films and young Scottish adults' own alcohol or drug use? A cross sectional study
    Kate Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:259. 2011
    ..To date no studies have reported on film images of recreational drug use and young people's own drug use...
  5. pmc Changes in the socio-demographic patterning of late adolescent health risk behaviours during the 1990s: analysis of two West of Scotland cohort studies
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:829. 2011
    ..Less is known about changes in these behaviours among older adolescents...
  6. pmc Can we explain increases in young people's psychological distress over time?
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Soc Sci Med 71:1819-30. 2010
    ..However, our results reinforce the conclusions of others in highlighting the role of family and educational factors as plausible explanations for increases in young people's psychological distress...
  7. pmc Dimensions of adolescent subjective social status within the school community: description and correlates
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Adolesc 34:493-504. 2011
    ..These analyses suggest multiple dimensions of adolescent social hierarchy can be very simply measured and contribute towards the development of more robust instruments within this area...
  8. pmc Obesity among Scottish 15 year olds 1987-2006: prevalence and associations with socio-economic status, well-being and worries about weight
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:404. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to report the prevalence of obesity and its association with SES, well-being and worries about weight among 15-year olds in 1987, 1999 and 2006...
  9. pmc GHQ increases among Scottish 15 year olds 1987-2006
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow SCO, G12 8RZ, Scotland, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:579-86. 2009
    ..However findings are not consistent, trends are complex, and comparisons over time are hampered by methodological problems...
  10. pmc Gendered dimensions of obesity in childhood and adolescence
    Helen N Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    Nutr J 7:1. 2008
    ..In addition to producing a general overview, this paper aims to highlight gender differences or similarities, an area which has tended not to be the principal focus of this literature...
  11. pmc Measurement and definitions of obesity in childhood and adolescence: a field guide for the uninitiated
    Helen N Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    Nutr J 6:32. 2007
    ..These include a lack of consensus on which values should be used to define 'overweight' or 'obese', with the result that the literature contains a confusing multiplicity of child and adolescent obesity rates...
  12. pmc Explanations for female excess psychosomatic symptoms in adolescence: evidence from a school-based cohort in the West of Scotland
    Helen N Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:298. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Is going to church good or bad for you? Denomination, attendance and mental health of children in West Scotland
    Joanne E Abbotts
    Medical Research Council MRC, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Soc Sci Med 58:645-56. 2004
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