Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Promoting physical activity in high-poverty neighborhood parks: A cluster randomized controlled…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 186 Author(s): Deborah A.

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How seasonality and weather affect perinatal health: Comparing the experiences of indigenous…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 187 Author(s): Sarah MacVicar, Lea Berrang-Ford, Sherilee Harper, Vivienne Steele, Shuaib Lwasa, Didacus Namanya Bambaiha, Sabastien Twesigomwe, Grace Asaasira, Nancy Ross Maternal and newborn health disparities and the health impacts of climate change present grand challenges for global health equity, and there remain knowledge gaps in our understanding of how these challenges intersect.

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Cognitive functioning among Dutch older adults: Do neighborhood socioeconomic status and…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 187 Author(s): Jonathan Wörn, Lea Ellwardt, Marja Aartsen, Martijn Huisman Positive associations of neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics and older adults’ cognitive functioning have been demonstrated in previous studies, but overall results have been mixed and evidence from European countries and particularly the Netherlands is scarce.

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A model of how targeted and universal welfare entitlements impact on material, psycho-social…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 187 Author(s): Judith Green, Stefanie Buckner, Sarah Milton, Katie Powell, Sarah Salway, Suzanne Moffatt A growing body of research attests to the impact of welfare regimes on health and health equity.

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Fundamental causes of accelerated declines in colorectal cancer mortality: Modeling multiple…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 187 Author(s): Sean A.P.

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Longitudinal effects of religious involvement on religious coping and health behaviors in a…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 187 Author(s): Cheryl L.

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Incorporation of a health economic modelling tool into public health commissioning: Evidence…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 186 Author(s): Tom Sanders, Amy Grove, Sarah Salway, Susan Hampshaw, Elizabeth Goyder This paper explores how commissioners working in an English local government authority (LA) viewed a health economic decision tool for planning services in relation to diabetes.

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The strategic defense of physician autonomy: State public health agencies as countervailing…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 186 Author(s): Laura Senier, Rachael Lee, Lauren Nicoll Advances in genetic testing and the aggressive marketing of genetic tests by commercial diagnostic laboratories have driven both consumer demand and the need for unbiased information about how tests should guide healthcare delivery.

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Effect of political decentralization and female leadership on institutional births and child…

Publication date: July 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 185 Author(s): Santosh Kumar, Nishith Prakash In this paper, we investigate the impacts of political decentralization and women reservation in local governance on institutional births and child mortality in the state of Bihar, India.

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An index of the ratio of inflammatory to antiviral cell types mediates the effects of social…

Publication date: July 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 185 Author(s): Ronald L.

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Stress and chronic illness: The inflammatory pathway

Publication date: July 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 185 Author(s): Rebecca L.

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Defining trauma in complex care management: Safety-net providers’ perspectives on structural…

Publication date: August 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 186 Author(s): Ariana Thompson-Lastad, Irene H.

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Black-white metropolitan segregation and self-rated health: Investigating the role of…

Publication date: Available online 10 June 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): D.

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Financialisation in health care: An analysis of private equity fund investments in Turkey

Publication date: Available online 9 June 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Ipek Eren Vural The 2007–2008 global financial crisis revived interest in the impacts of financial markets and actors on our social and economic life.

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