Author Archives: Social Science and Medicine

‘Scaling-up is a craft not a science’: catalysing scale-up of health innovations in…

Publication date: Available online 28 September 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Neil Spicer , Dipankar Bhattacharya , Ritgak Dimka , Feleke Fanta , Lindsay Mangham-Jefferies , Joanna Schellenberg , Addis Tamire-Woldemariam , Gill Walt , Deepthi Wickremasinghe Donors and other development partners commonly introduce innovative practices and technologies to improve health in low and middle income countries.

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Stressors and common mental disorder in informal carers – An analysis of the English Adult…

Publication date: November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 120 Author(s): Stephen Stansfeld , Melanie Smuk , Juliana Onwumere , Charlotte Clark , Cleo Pike , Sally McManus , Jenny Harris , Paul Bebbington This study investigates potential explanations of the association between caring and common mental disorder, using the English Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007.

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Doing diagnosis: Whether and how clinicians use a diagnostic tool of uncertain clinical utility

Publication date: November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 120 Author(s): Natalie Armstrong , Paul Hilton Diagnosis is fundamental to the practice of medicine and mastery of it is central to the process of both becoming and practicing as a doctor.

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Is the prescribing behavior of Chinese physicians driven by financial incentives?

Publication date: November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 120 Author(s): Chun Chen , Weizhen Dong , Jay J.

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Neighborhood racial composition and trajectories of child self-rated health: An application of…

Publication date: November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 120 Author(s): Elisabeth Dowling Root , Jamie L.

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Controlling parasites, understanding practices: The biosocial complexity of a One Health…

Publication date: Available online 21 September 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Kevin Bardosh , Phouth Inthavong , Sivilai Xayaheuang , Anna L.

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The unfinished body: The medical and social reshaping of disabled young bodies

Publication date: November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 120 Author(s): Janice McLaughlin , Edmund Coleman-Fountain Stories about disability are heavily shaped by the narratives offered by medicine and society.

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Low immigrant mortality in England and Wales: A data artefact?

Publication date: November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 120 Author(s): Matthew Wallace , Hill Kulu Previous research shows low mortality for most immigrants compared to natives in host countries.

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Colonization of later life? Laypersons’ and users’ agency regarding anti-aging medicine in…

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Mark Schweda , Larissa Pfaller Anti-aging medicine is regarded as a significant trend in contemporary Western societies.

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Social status and biological dysregulation: The “status syndrome” and allostatic load

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Melvin Seeman , Sharon Stein Merkin , Arun Karlamangla , Brandon Koretz , Teresa Seeman Data from a national sample of 1255 adults who were part of the MIDUS (Mid-life in the U.S.) follow-up study and agreed to participate in a clinic-based in-depth assessment of their health status were used to test the hypothesis that, quite part from income or educational status, perceptions of lower achieved rank relative to others and of relative inequality in key life domains would be associated with greater evidence of biological health risks (i.e., higher allostatic load).

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Life-course and cohort trajectories of mental health in the UK, 1991–2008 – A multilevel…

Publication date: November 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 120 Author(s): Andrew Bell There is ongoing debate regarding the shape of life-course trajectories in mental health.

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Predictors of suicides occurring within suicide clusters in Australia, 2004–2008

Publication date: October 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 118 Author(s): Yee Tak Derek Cheung , Matthew J.

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Measuring Quality of Life in Mental Health: Are we asking the right questions?

Publication date: Available online 20 August 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Janice Connell , Alicia O’Cathain , John Brazier Measuring quality-adjusted-life years using generic preference-based quality of life measures is common practice when evaluating health interventions.

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The impact of health insurance for children under age 6 in Vietnam: A regression discontinuity…

Publication date: Available online 14 August 2014 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Michael Palmer , Sophie Mitra , Daniel Mont , Nora Groce Accessing health services at an early age is important to future health and life outcomes.

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