Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Healthy or unhealthy migrants? Identifying internal migration effects on mortality in Africa…

Publication date: Available online 23 June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Philippe Bocquier, Carren Ginsburg, Donatien Béguy, Sulaimon Afolabi, Orvalho Augusto, Karim Derra, Kobus Herbst, Bruno Lankoande, Frank Odhiambo, Mark Otiende, Abdramane Soura, Marylene Wamukoya, Pascal Zabré, Michael J.

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Moving from rational to normative ideologies of control over public involvement: A case of…

Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 162 Author(s): Charlotte Croft, Graeme Currie, Sophie Staniszewska Public Involvement (PI) is a strategic priority in global healthcare settings, yet can be seen as peripheral during decision making processes.

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Erratum to “Deciding to tell: Qualitative configurational analysis of decisions to disclose…

Publication date: Available online 21 June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jo Spangaro, Jane Koziol-McLain, Anthony Zwi, Alison Rutherford, Mary-Anne Frail, Jennifer Ruane

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Corrigendum to “Unequal depression for equal work? How the wage gap explains gendered…

Publication date: Available online 20 June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jonathan M.

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Moving to opportunity and mental health: Exploring the spatial context of neighborhood effects

Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 162 Author(s): Corina Graif, Mariana C.

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The Index of Vulnerability: An anthropological method linking social-ecological systems to…

Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 162 Author(s): Paula Skye Tallman Researchers need measures of vulnerability that are grounded in explicit theoretical and conceptual frameworks, that are sensitive to local contexts, and that are easy to collect.

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The impact on health of employment and welfare transitions for those receiving out-of-work…

Publication date: August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 162 Author(s): Esther Curnock, Alastair H.

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Effects of a settings-based intervention to promote student wellbeing and reduce smoking in…

Publication date: Available online 16 June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Susan Andersen, Morten Hulvej Rod, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Christiane Stock, Christoffer Johansen, Teresa Holmberg, Line Zinckernagel, Liselotte Ingholt, Betina Bang Sørensen, Janne Schurmann Tolstrup Rationale School dropout and health risk behavior such as cigarette smoking represent major problems among students attending upper secondary vocational education.

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Understanding public reactions to commercialization of biobanks and use of biobank resources

Publication date: Available online 16 June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Dianne Nicol, Christine Critchley, Rebekah McWhirter, Tess Whitton Biobanks will be essential to facilitate the translation of genomic research into real improvements to healthcare.

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Developing robust composite measures of healthcare quality – Ranking intervals and dominance…

Publication date: Available online 16 June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Laura Schang, Yrjänä Hynninen, Alec Morton, Ahti Salo Although composite indicators are widely used to inform health system performance comparisons, such measures typically embed contentious assumptions, for instance about the weights assigned to constituent indicators.

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Mothercraft: Birth work and the making of neoliberal mothers

Publication date: Available online 15 June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Katharine McCabe The literature on neoliberal health governance explores how macro-economic neoliberal policies as well as individual attitudes and behaviors reflect an increasingly individualized construction of health and citizens’ responsibility over it.

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Heuristic decision-making about research participation in children with cystic fibrosis

Publication date: Available online 13 June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Emily Christofides, Jennifer Dobson, Melinda Solomon, Valerie Waters, Kieran O’Doherty Rationale Traditional perspectives on informed consent assume that when faced with decisions about whether to participate in research, individuals behave according to principles of classical rationality, taking into account all available information to weigh risks and benefits to come to a decision that is optimal for them.

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How does the seasonality influence utilitarian walking behaviour in different urbanization…

Publication date: Available online 16 June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Jinhyun Hong The relationship between the built environment and walking has been analyzed for decades.

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A transactional approach to relationships over time between perceived HIV stigma and the…

Publication date: Available online 16 June 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Carol T.

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