menu ☰
menu ˟

Psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid): study protocol of a population-based study

Creator:

Nathan, Yoga; Packard, Chris J; Batty, David G; Bezlyak, Vladimir; Burns, Harry; Cavanagh, Jonathan; Deans, Kevin A; Ford, Ian; McGinty, Agnes; Millar, Keith; Sattar, Naveed; Shiels, Paul G; Tannahill, Carol;

Institution: BioMed Central
Subject Keywords: socioeconomic; physical/mental ill health;
Topic: Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Background: Disadvantaged communities suffer higher levels of physical and mental ill health than more advantaged communities. The purpose of the present study was to examine the psychosocial, behavioural and biological determinants of ill health within population groups in Glasgow that differed in socioeconomic status and in their propensity to develop chronic disease especially coronary heart disease and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Methods: Participants were selected at random from areas known to be at the extremes of the socioeconomic continuum in Glasgow. Within the categories of least deprived and most deprived, recruitment was stratified by sex and age to achieve an overall sample containing approximately equal numbers of males and females and an even distribution across the age categories 35–44, 45– 54 and 55–64 years. Individuals were invited by letter to attend for assessment of their medical history, risk factor status, cognitive function and psychological profile, morbidity, and carotid intima-media thickness and plaque count as indices of atherosclerosis. Anonymised data on study subjects were collected from the General Practice Administration System for Scotland to analyse
characteristics of participants and non-participants.

Suggested citation:

Nathan, Yoga; Packard, Chris J; Batty, David G; Bezlyak, Vladimir; Burns, Harry; Cavanagh, Jonathan; Deans, Kevin A; Ford, Ian; McGinty, Agnes; Millar, Keith; Sattar, Naveed; Shiels, Paul G; Tannahill, Carol; . () Psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid): study protocol of a population-based study [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/666088 [Accessed: 20th November 2019].

  

View your saved citations and reading lists

Contributor:

RIAN
 
Click here to view all the resources gathered from this organisation's website.