Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Symptomization and triggering processes: Ovarian cancer patients’ narratives on pre-diagnostic…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Susanne Brandner , Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn , Wiebke Stritter , Christina Fotopoulou , Jalid Sehouli , Christine Holmberg Ovarian cancer is a malignant entity typically diagnosed in advanced stages, with concomitant poor prognosis.

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Re-conceptualising holism in the contemporary nursing mandate: From individual to…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Davina Allen Over the last forty years, nursing’s claim to professional expertise has been expressed in terms of its care-giving function.

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“Don’t eat that, you’ll get fat!” Exploring how parents and children conceptualise and…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Samantha L.

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Social capital and adolescent smoking in schools and communities: A cross-classified multilevel…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Bart De Clercq , Timo-Kolja Pfoertner , Frank J.

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‘We call it a virus but I want to say it’s the devil inside’: Redemption, moral reform and…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Angela Kelly-Hanku , Peter Aggleton , Patti Shih There is growing recognition of the importance of religion and religious beliefs as they relate to the experience of HIV, globally and in Papua New Guinea in particular.

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What must I do to succeed?: Narratives from the US premedical experience

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Katherine Y.

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Dispensing emotions: Norwegian community nurses’ handling of diversity in a changing…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Jonas Debesay , Ivan Harsløf , Bernd Rechel , Halvard Vike Since the mid-1990s, public sector health care services in Norway have been restructured, in line with New Public Management ideas.

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Bucking social norms: Examining anomalous fertility aspirations in the face of HIV in Lusaka,…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Ann M.

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Nativity, duration of residence and chronic health conditions in Australia: Do trends converge…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Santosh Jatrana , Samba Siva Rao Pasupuleti , Ken Richardson Using data from waves 3, 7 and 9 of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, a group-mean-centred multilevel mixed model and self-reported chronic conditions, this study contributes to the limited longitudinal evidence on the nativity health gap in Australia.

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Assessing patterns of spatial behavior in health studies: Their socio-demographic determinants…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Camille Perchoux , Yan Kestens , Frédérique Thomas , Andraea Van Hulst , Benoit Thierry , Basile Chaix Prior epidemiological studies have mainly focused on local residential neighborhoods to assess environmental exposures.

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Modeling satisfaction amongst the elderly in different Chinese urban neighborhoods

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Bingqiu Yan , Xiaolu Gao , Michael Lyon Rapidly aging populations constitute a critical issue for researchers and policymakers across the world; the challenges of a shifting demographic structure are particularly pertinent in the case of China.

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All gates lead to smoking: The ‘gateway theory’, e-cigarettes and the remaking of nicotine

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Kirsten Bell , Helen Keane The idea that drug use in ‘softer’ forms leads to ‘harder’ drug use lies at the heart of the gateway theory, one of the most influential models of drug use of the twentieth century.

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The psychological toll of slum living in Mumbai, India: A mixed methods study

Publication date: Available online 19 August 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Ramnath Subbaraman , Laura Nolan , Tejal Shitole , Kiran Sawant , Shrutika Shitole , Kunal Sood , Mahesh Nanarkar , Jess Ghannam , Theresa S.

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Enrolment of older people in social health protection programs in West Africa – Does social…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 119 Author(s): Divya Parmar , Gemma Williams , Fahdi Dkhimi , Alfred Ndiaye , Felix Ankomah Asante , Daniel Kojo Arhinful , Philipa Mladovsky Although the population of older people in Africa is increasing, and older people are becoming increasingly vulnerable due to urbanisation, breakdown of family structures and rising healthcare costs, most African countries have no social health protection for older people.

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