Year: 2001 Source: Pediatrics, v.107, no.2, (February 2001), p.318-327 SIEC No: 20031228

The objective of this article was to evaluate the implementation of the Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS) in Community & Migrant Health Centers. The main outcome measures were delivery of & receipt of preventive services & perceived access to care. It was found that implementing GAPS increased the receipt of preventive services at these health centers. Adolescents received more comprehensive screening & counseling, more health education materials, & had greater access to care after implementation. (42 refs)