Melissa Moynihan

Sexually Exploited Boys: What We Know and What We Don’t

Sexually Exploited Boys: What We Know and What We Don’t

Research and services focused on sexually exploited children and adolescents often target girls and leave out boys. However, research shows that boys often report similar rates of sexual exploitation as girls (10, 19, 27). This suggests that boys may experience more sexual exploitation than is commonly realized, while also facing greater barriers to what few […]

Moynihan M*, Saewyc E, Whitehouse S, Paone M, McPherson G. (2015). Assessing readiness for transition from paediatric to adult health care: Revision and psychometric evaluation of the “Am I ON TRAC for Adult Care”. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 71(6): 1324-1355.

Aim To refine and psychometrically test the Am I ON TRAC for Adult Care questionnaire. Background Inadequate transition to adult care for adolescents with special healthcare needs has been associated with greater risk of treatment non-adherence, lack of medical follow-up, increased morbidity and mortality. Presently, there are no well-validated measures assessing adolescents’ readiness to transition […]

Al Makadma A, Moynihan M*, Dobson S, Saewyc E. (2015). Tobacco use among adolescents in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 27(3): 357-360.

Initiation of smoking behavior during adolescence is associated with negative health outcomes. Understanding initiation of smoking behavior in adolescents in relation to other behavioral, health, and environmental factors is essential for effective behavioral modification. The aim of this study was to describe tobacco use behaviors among adolescents in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and related demographic and […]

Moynihan M, Saewyc E, Whitehouse S, Paone M, McPherson G. (2013). Evaluation of the Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ) in a younger adolescent population.

Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, held March 13-16, Atlanta, Georgia.

Moynihan M., Saewyc E., Whitehouse S., Paone M., McPherson G. (2013). Am I On TRAC for Adult Care: Assessing adolescents’ readiness to transition.

Poster presented at the 10th annual International Association for Adolescent Health meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, June 11-13.

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