The control factor: a neglected social determinant of health

Tsey, Komla (2008) The control factor: a neglected social determinant of health. The Lancet, 372 (9650). p. 1629.

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Abstract

[Extract] About 10 years ago, the veteran social epidemiologist Leonard Syme coined the term "control factor" to describe the capacity of individuals to deal with the day-to-day challenges and stresses of life without becoming overwhelmed by them. Morbidity and mortality are affected by whether people have the knowledge, skills, and motivation to work their way round their troubles, irrespective of whether or not they are truly dire.

Item ID: 8177
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
Keywords: control factor, social determinant of health, interventions, health inequalities, empowerment
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ISSN: 0140-6736
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2010 22:57
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 60%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health @ 40%
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