Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

New technology and illness self-management: Potential relevance for resource-poor populations…

Publication date: Available online 5 November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Henry Lucas Advances in technology have made it possible for many standard diagnostic and health monitoring procedures, traditionally carried out by qualified personnel within medical facilities, to be reliably undertaken by patients or carers in their own homes with a minimum of basic training.

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Dealing with uncertainty and high prices of new medicines: A comparative analysis of the use of…

Publication date: January 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 124 Author(s): Alessandra Ferrario , Panos Kanavos Managed entry agreements are a set of instruments used to reduce the impact of uncertainty and high prices when introducing new medicines.

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The physical and social determinants of mortality in the 3.11 tsunami

Publication date: January 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 124 Author(s): Daniel P.

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Developing empirically supported theories of change for housing investment and health

Publication date: Available online 20 November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Hilary Thomson , Sian Thomas The assumption that improving housing conditions can lead to improved health may seem a self-evident hypothesis.

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Paying for primary care: A cross-sectional analysis of cost and morbidity distributions across…

Publication date: January 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 124 Author(s): David Rudoler , Audrey Laporte , Janet Barnsley , Richard H.

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Does informal care impact utilization of healthcare services? Evidence from a longitudinal…

Publication date: January 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 124 Author(s): Aleksandra Torbica , Stefano Calciolari , Giovanni Fattore Understanding the interplay between informal care and formal healthcare is important because it sheds light on the financial implications of such interactions and may result in different policies.

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Moving beyond the historical quagmire of measuring infant mortality for the First Nations…

Publication date: December 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 123 Author(s): Brenda Elias Infant mortality is a metric influenced by societal, political and medical advances.

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Shards of sorrow: Older men’s accounts of their depression experience

Publication date: January 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 124 Author(s): Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano , Judith C.

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Erratum to “Moving beyond the residential neighbourhood to explore social inequalities in…

Publication date: January 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 124 Author(s): Martine Shareck , Yan Kestens , Katherine L.

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Exploring the feasibility of theory synthesis: A worked example in the field of health related…

Publication date: Available online 13 November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Pandora Pound , Rona Campbell The idea of synthesising theory is receiving attention within public health as part of a drive to design theoretically informed interventions.

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Applying the contact hypothesis to anti-fat attitudes: Contact with overweight people is…

Publication date: December 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 123 Author(s): Anandi Alperin , Matthew J.

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The socioeconomic gradient in physical inactivity: Evidence from one million adults in England

Publication date: December 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 123 Author(s): Lisa Farrell , Bruce Hollingsworth , Carol Propper , Michael A.

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Parental migration and the mental health of those who stay behind to care for children in…

Publication date: Available online 1 November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Elspeth Graham , Lucy P.

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Experiences of stigma and discrimination of people with schizophrenia in India

Publication date: Available online 18 October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Mirja Koschorke , R.

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