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Published on Nov 1, 2019in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Maho Haseda2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UTokyo: University of Tokyo),
Daisuke Takagi5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UTokyo: University of Tokyo)
+ 1 AuthorsNaoki Kondo24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UTokyo: University of Tokyo)
Abstract Social activities in the community help older adults maintain functional ability. Community organizing, based on the assessments of health risks, community assets, and fostering intersectoral organizational partnerships, could increase participation opportunities. Supporting municipality staff members in building their capacities to take those actions might benefit them. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of such support remains unclear. This real-world-setting study evaluated the effectiv...
Published on Nov 1, 2019in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Michael Deml (University of Basel), Julia Notter (University of Basel)+ 5 AuthorsPhilip E. Tarr22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Basel)
Abstract Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers' roles in parents' decision-making about vaccinations for their children have only recently begun receiving research attention, despite studies showing CAM to be used by 25–50% of the population in Western countries. This article examines how CAM practitioners discuss vaccinations with parents in Switzerland, with a focus on childhood vaccinations and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations. We describe how the CAM providers we inte...
Published on Nov 1, 2019in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Philip Kinghorn7
Estimated H-index: 7
Background Health maximisation is unlikely to be a relevant objective for social care, where service users and the workforce have distinct priorities and needs. NICE permit use of a small number of capability-based measures for the evaluation of social care, including ICECAP-A, a measure with five attributes, each with four levels. Aim To establish a sufficient state of capability well-being, as defined by ICECAP-A, through public deliberation, and evaluate and critically reflect on the delibera...
Published on Nov 1, 2019in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Yuxi Wang (Bocconi University), Martin McKee103
Estimated H-index: 103
(Lond: University of London)
+ 1 AuthorsDavid Stuckler51
Estimated H-index: 51
(Bocconi University)
Abstract Contemporary commentators describe the current period as “an era of fake news” in which misinformation, generated intentionally or unintentionally, spreads rapidly. Although affecting all areas of life, it poses particular problems in the health arena, where it can delay or prevent effective care, in some cases threatening the lives of individuals. While examples of the rapid spread of misinformation date back to the earliest days of scientific medicine, the internet, by allowing instan...
Published on Nov 1, 2019in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Xiaoxiao Lu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UMD: University of Maryland, College Park),
Cher M. Dallal (UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)+ 3 AuthorsSunmin Lee19
Estimated H-index: 19
(UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)
Abstract Caregiving stress may play a role in the pathogenesis of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). However, few studies have investigated the consequences of caregiving on this objectively measured health outcome. This study used population based longitudinal data to examine the causal relationship between caregiving trajectory and MetS among Chinese women. This is a retrospective analysis of 741 women using three waves of data from the Ever-Married Women Survey component of the China Health and Nutri...
Published on Nov 1, 2019in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Stephanie M. Koning1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Abstract Chronic conflict and displacement carry consequences for personal and social violence. How is violence embedded in displacement-related histories and ongoing circumstances? How might it underlie social and health inequities in host countries? To begin addressing these questions, I offer a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring displacement contexts and the structural violence embedded therein. And I present the empirical case of the Thai-Myanmar border. Myanmar's civil conflict h...
Published on Nov 1, 2019in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Kathleen Mikraszewicz (UWO: University of Western Ontario), Chantelle A. M. Richmond13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UWO: University of Western Ontario)
Abstract The land is critically important for the health of Indigenous peoples, as it is the place where Indigenous Knowledge originates to form strong and healthy relationships. In the wake of unprecedented processes of environmental dispossession, Indigenous communities around the world are revitalizing the land-based cultural practices and knowledge systems that have kept them strong and healthy. For the first time in a century, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg canoed the length of the Biigtig Ziibii (P...
Published on Nov 1, 2019in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Daryl Martin5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Sarah Nettleton30
Estimated H-index: 30
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Christina Buse8
Estimated H-index: 8
Abstract This article presents research on the architecture of Maggie's Centres, a series of buildings for those with cancer, their families and friends. In particular, we explore the way in which their architectural atmospheres are spoken of by architects who have designed individual Maggie's Centres, in interviews with staff members and volunteers in the buildings and in focus groups with visitors to their sites. We bring together qualitative research from two separate projects, and present fi...
Published on Nov 1, 2019in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Abstract Grandparents, especially grandmothers, are highly involved in childcare globally. There is a rising interest in studying the relationship between providing care and grandmothers' economic well-being in social science and health literature. However, little is known about how grandmothers' behavior responds to a government's family policy. This paper examines the effects of a large government-led formal childcare expansion on the well-being of working-age grandparents living with their ad...
Published on Nov 1, 2019in Social Science & Medicine3.09
Kristen Pickles8
Estimated H-index: 8
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Emily Lancsar21
Estimated H-index: 21
(ANU: Australian National University)
+ 3 AuthorsStacy M Carter25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UOW: University of Wollongong)
Abstract Purpose and setting Despite the label “generic” health state utility instruments (HSUIs), empirical evidence shows that different HSUIs generate different estimates of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in the same person. Once a HSUI is used to generate a QALY, the difference between HSUIs is often ignored, and decision-makers act as if ‘a QALY is a QALY is a QALY’. Complementing evidence that different generic HSUIs produce different empirical values, this study addresses an impor...
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