Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

Perceived discrimination and poor health: Accounting for self-blame complicates a…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Alison Blodorn, Brenda Major, Cheryl Kaiser Past research has reliably demonstrated that both perceiving oneself as a target of discrimination and a tendency to blame negative events on oneself undermine psychological and physical health.

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Evidence of social network influence on multiple HIV risk behaviors and normative beliefs among…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Marta Mulawa, Thespina J.

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Life course SES and cardiovascular risk: Heterogeneity across race/ethnicity and gender

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Katrina M.

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The role of social support in protecting mental health when employed and unemployed: A…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Allison Milner, Lauren Krnjacki, Peter Butterworth, Anthony D.

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How does dementia onset in parents influence unmarried adult children’s wealth

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Kanika Arora There is a growing concern that long-term care (LTC) needs of older adults lead to negative financial consequences for their family members.

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Taming the fear of voice: Dilemmas in maintaining a high vaccination rate in the Netherlands

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Els Geelen, Hans van Vliet, Pieter de Hoogh, Klasien Horstman In the context of international public debates on vaccination the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Dutch public health body responsible for the National Immunization Programme (NIP), fears that the high vaccination rate of children in the Netherlands obscures the many doubts and criticisms parents may have about vaccination.

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Scarcity discourses and their impacts on renal care policy, practices, and everyday experiences…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Julia Brassolotto, Tamara Daly Drawing from a qualitative case study in rural British Columbia, Canada, this paper examines the discourse of kidney scarcity and its impact on renal care policies and practices.

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Relative deprivation and risk factors for obesity in Canadian adolescents

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Frank J.

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Obstacles to “race equality” in the English National Health Service: Insights from the…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Sarah Salway, Ghazala Mir, Daniel Turner, George T.H.

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Violence against children in humanitarian settings: A literature review of population-based…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Lindsay Stark, Debbie Landis Children in humanitarian settings are thought to experience increased exposure to violence, which can impair their physical, emotional, and social development.

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The impact of caring for grandchildren on the health of grandparents in Europe: A lifecourse…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Giorgio Di Gessa, Karen Glaser, Anthea Tinker Grandparents are becoming an increasingly important source of childcare.

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Power and the association with relationship quality in South African couples: Implications for…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 153 Author(s): Amy A.

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Longitudinal association between time-varying social isolation and psychological distress after…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Toshimasa Sone, Naoki Nakaya, Yumi Sugawara, Yasutake Tomata, Takashi Watanabe, Ichiro Tsuji Background The association between social isolation and psychological distress among disaster survivors is inconclusive.

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The impact of a conditional cash transfer program on the utilization of non-targeted services:…

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Nopphol Witvorapong, Abo Ismael Foshanji While existing research suggests that health-related conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs have positive impacts on the utilization of CCT-targeted health services, little is known as to whether they also influence the utilization of non-targeted health services—defined as general health services for which program participants are not financially motivated.

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