Social Determinants of Health

Sleep duration, life satisfaction and disability

Ricardo Pagan, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p 334–343 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.10.005     Background Although sleep is considered an essential part of individuals’ lives, there are no previous studies analysing how sleep duration affects the levels of life satisfaction reported by males and females with disabilities. Objective/Hypothesis To analyse and compare the impact of hours […]

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Men with disabilities – A cross sectional survey of health promotion, social inclusion and participation at community Men’s Sheds

Nathan J. Wilson, Ph.D., Reinie Cordier, Ph.D., Richard Parsons, Ph.D., Sharmila Vaz, Ph.D.c, Angus Buchanan, D.B.A.d   Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 1, p 118–126 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.08.013 Background The intersections between chronicity, disability and social inequality are well understood. Novel ways to counter the social determinants of health and disability are needed. Men’s […]

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Pain intensity is associated with both performance-based disability and self-reported disability in a sample of older adults attending primary health care centers

  Anabela G. Silva, Ph.D., Alexandra Queirós, Ph.D., Margarida Cerqueira, Ph.D., Nelson P. Rocha, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p457–465 Published online: May 10, 2014 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.05.001 Background Older adults’ function level can be used as a predictor of future detrimental events, such as disability, reliance on others, risk of institutionalization […]

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Self-rated health and healthy days: Examining the “disability paradox”

Charles E. Drum, J.D., Ph.D., Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Gloria L. Krahn, Ph.D., M.P.H. Oregon Institute on Disability & Development, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97201-0574, USA Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 71–78 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.002 Abstract Background There is an important need to better understand how self-evaluations of health are […]

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Socioeconomic determinants of disability in Chile

Pedro Zitko Melo, M.D., M.Sc., Báltica Cabieses Valdes, M.Sc. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 271–282, October 2011   Abstract Background Disability is a worldwide public health priority. A shift from a biomedical perspective of dysfunction to a broader social understanding of disability has been proposed. Among many different social factors described in […]

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Assessing injury-related movement difficulties: A method for analyzing the association between functional limitations and social participation

Mitchell Loeb, M.S., Li-Hui Chen, M.S., Ph.D. National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 102–111, April 2011 Published Online: July 26, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.05.007   Abstract Background The conceptualization of disability has shifted from a medical to a social […]

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Trauma in the Neighborhood: A Geospatial Analysis and Assessment of Social Determinants of Major Injury in North America.

OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify and characterize areas with high rates of major trauma events in 9 diverse cities and counties in the United States and Canada. METHODS: We analyzed a prospective, population-based cohort of injured individuals evaluated by 163 emergency medical service agencies transporting patients to 177 hospitals across the study sites between December […]

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Urban Planning and Health Equity.

Although the fields of urban planning and public health share a common origin in the efforts of reformers to tame the ravages of early industrialization in the 19th century, the 2 disciplines parted ways in the early 20th century as planners increasingly focused on the built environment while public health professionals narrowed in on biomedical […]

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Racial and ethnic approaches to community health: reducing health disparities by addressing social determinants of health.

Poor people and people of color are more likely to live shorter and sicker lives and are less likely to survive a host of chronic illnesses. Policies and organizational practices that improve the environments in which people live, work, learn, and play can reduce these disparities. Using the World Health Organization’s “Call to Action” principles […]

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A community integration approach to social determinants of health in New Mexico.

Lifestyle and Values Impacting Diabetes Awareness (LA VIDA), a community-based diabetes intervention program targeting Hispanics in southwestern New Mexico, addresses social determinants of health by utilizing promotores and collaborating with community partners and health care providers. Using a mixed-methods approach, a program evaluation documented the promotores’ crucial role in providing social support, contributing to social […]

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