Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Non-disclosure of chronic kidney disease in primary care and the limits of instrumental…

Publication date: Available online 25 February 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Gavin Daker-White , Anne Rogers , Anne Kennedy , Thomas Blakeman , Christian Blickem , Carolyn Chew-Graham Early detection of long term conditions is predicated on assumptions that lifestyle changes and medications can be used to reduce or manage the risk of condition progression.

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Geographical accessibility to healthcare and malnutrition in Rwanda

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Nael Aoun , Hirotaka Matsuda , Makiko Sekiyama The prevalence of stunting in children less than five years of age is elevated in Rwanda.

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Flexible positions, managed hopes: The promissory bioeconomy of a whole genome sequencing…

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Rachel Haase , Marsha Michie , Debra Skinner Genomic research has rapidly expanded its scope and ambition over the past decade, promoted by both public and private sectors as having the potential to revolutionize clinical medicine.

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Unemployment in Scandinavia during an economic crisis: Cross-national differences in health…

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Kristian Heggebø Are people with ill health more prone to unemployment during the ongoing economic crisis?

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Mental health service use by cleanup workers in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil…

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Sarah R.

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Health policy for the poor: An exploration on the take-up of means-tested health benefits in…

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Burcay Erus , Burcu Yakut-Cakar , Sanda Cali , Fikret Adaman Recent healthcare reform in Turkey aims at achieving universal coverage with the introduction of General Health Insurance (GHI).

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How family members manage risk around functional decline: The autonomy management process in…

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Brandon Berry , Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano , Yarin Gomez Most dementia research investigates the social context of declining ability through studies of decision-making around medical treatment and end-of-life care.

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The role of neighborhood characteristics in racial/ethnic disparities in type 2 diabetes:…

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Rebecca S.

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Mister Sandman, bring me good marks! On the relationship between sleep quality and academic…

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Stijn Baert , Eddy Omey , Dieter Verhaest , Aurélie Vermeir There is growing evidence that health factors affect tertiary education success in a causal way.

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Social network types and the health of older adults: Exploring reciprocal associations

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Ting Li , Yanlong Zhang Social network types have been proved to have significant impacts on older population’s health outcomes.

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What is a good life? Selecting capabilities to assess women’s quality of life in rural Malawi

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Giulia Greco , Jolene Skordis-Worrall , Bryan Mkandawire , Anne Mills There is growing interest in using Sen’s Capability Approach to assess quality of life and to evaluate social policies.

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The maternal health outcomes of paid maternity leave: A systematic review

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Zoe Aitken , Cameryn C.

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Does debt affect health? Cross country evidence on the debt-health nexus

Publication date: April 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 130 Author(s): Maya Clayton , José Liñares-Zegarra , John O.S.

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Response to Bell, K., The breast-cancer-ization of cancer survivorship: Implications for…

Publication date: March 2015 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 128 Author(s): Bogda Koczwara , Paul Ward While there are multiple reasons for the prominence of breast cancer survivorship experience including high incidence, high numbers of cancer survivors and success of breast cancer treatments which may give the impression of the superior standing of breast cancer in the “hierarchy of cancer suffering “, the common way the breast cancer is depicted focuses on the positive, sanitised image of cancer survivor that is more acceptable to society and more commonly seen in popular media and occurs at the exclusion of experiences common to many other breast cancer patients.

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