Determinants of Health: Lifestyle and Environment

Location

Harkins 301, Providence College

Event Website

http://www.providence.edu/hpm/Pages/Conference.aspx

Start Date

31-3-2012 11:30 AM

End Date

31-3-2012 12:45 PM

Description

Asthma is one of the leading chronic diseases in children 17 years of age and under with nine million American children suffering from it. Previous studies to understand causal factors of disease including asthma tend to focus on the individual and sociocultural characteristics but there is little to no research using neighborhood characteristics, a factor that does influence health. Research shows that other community‐level environmental factors like collective efficacy, community structural factors, and neighborhood safety can affect a persons’ psychosocial well-being, and in turn increase morbidity. For this reason, researchers suggest that the need to understand asthma and its associated risk factors within the social and neighborhood contexts. This study examines if the neighborhood in which a child lives influences the child’s likelihood of having asthma.

 
Mar 31st, 11:30 AM Mar 31st, 12:45 PM

The Influence of Neighborhood Characteristics on the Existence of Asthma in Children

Harkins 301, Providence College

Asthma is one of the leading chronic diseases in children 17 years of age and under with nine million American children suffering from it. Previous studies to understand causal factors of disease including asthma tend to focus on the individual and sociocultural characteristics but there is little to no research using neighborhood characteristics, a factor that does influence health. Research shows that other community‐level environmental factors like collective efficacy, community structural factors, and neighborhood safety can affect a persons’ psychosocial well-being, and in turn increase morbidity. For this reason, researchers suggest that the need to understand asthma and its associated risk factors within the social and neighborhood contexts. This study examines if the neighborhood in which a child lives influences the child’s likelihood of having asthma.

http://digitalcommons.providence.edu/auchs/2012/panelb2/2