Rezarta Lalo1*, Fatjona Kamberi2, Kenedia Lalo3
1Department of Health Care, Faculty of Public Health, University of Vlore“Ismail Qemali”, Vlore Albania.
2Research Center for Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of Vlore“Ismail Qemali”, Vlore Albania.
3Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel, Faculty of Medicine Tirana Albania
Corresponding Author: Rezarta Lalo, Department of Health Care, Faculty of Public Health, University of Vlore “Ismail Qemali”, Vlore Albania, E-Mail: [email protected]
Received Date: 02 Jan 2018
Accepted Date: 18 Jan 2018
Published Date: 22 Jan 2018
Copyright © 2018 Lalo R
Citation: Lalo R, Kamberi F and Lalo K. (2018). Prevalence and Health Impact of Violence Among High School Youth in Vlora City. Mathews J Case Rep 3(1): 035.
In recent years, researchers have focused attention on high school youth who are exposed to differents types of violence with serious lifelong consequences. The studies conducted in Albania show that many children suffer needlessly from abuse and neglect. The data related to this phenomenon which have such a high impact on the health and well being, made it necessary for me to evaluate the prevalence and health consequences of the violence on teenagers in the city of Vlora too, in order to develop programs and methods for the prevention and treatment of violence. This descriptive transversal study included 350 teens from 3 high schools in the city of Vlora, one public school and two non public ones randomly selected. A structured and self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. A p values = 0,05 were accepted as statistically significant. The results showed that the prevalence of the violence on teenagers of Vlora district was 85.7%, with higher result in public schools than non public ones (p=0.0152<0.05). Males result to be more violated than female (p=0.0168). The highest percentage of the violated age was 15-16 years old with 63.3%. The physical violence was found to be present in 46.6% of the cases, psychological violence 20 %, sexual violence 16.7 %, verbale violence in 10%, economical violence 6.7 %. Psychological consequences dominated as health damage from the abuse. 65% of participants were not treated and only 5% had psychological support. The schools and government professionals should work on the awareness of the teens in order to acknowledge the violence, its forms and the wrong concepts of beating or hitting as educative. The health policies for the promotion, prevention and treatment of the violence whenever and where ever it happens.
Types of Violence; Health Consequence; Child Abuse; High School; Vlora City.