Navigation Links
New medical conditions more likely to spark healthy changes among better-educated middle-aged people
Date:8/28/2013

.

According to Margolis, health problems arise throughout the life course and how people respond to new medical conditions can shape their future health. "I studied whether education affected the likelihood that people changed their behavior after they learned they had a condition that necessitated behavior modification for disease management," she said. "I found that having more education increased the odds that a person made a healthy behavior change when faced with a new chronic health condition. This finding helps explain why there are educational differences in chronic disease management and health outcomes."

Margolis also discovered that one's level of education became decreasingly important as a moderator of healthy behavior changes upon diagnosis as age increased. Having more education increased the odds of smoking cessation among people in their 50s who were diagnosed with a new condition, but not those in their 60s or early 70s.

"Well-educated smokers in their 60s and early 70s are a small and select group," Margolis said. "They may be the most addicted or the most stubborn."

Another possible explanation for why well-educated smokers in their 50s were more likely to quit than those in their 60s and early 70s is that the longer people expect to live when they get sick, the more likely they are to make a healthy behavior change, Margolis said.

Interestingly, although Margolis found that better-educated people were much more likely to, for example, quit smoking when they got sick, her research also revealed that those with lower levels of education were also more likely to quit after receiving a negative diagnosis than when they were healthy.

"To improve overall population health, my research suggests that health practitioners and policymakers can take better advantage of the fact that people from all educational backgrounds are more inclined to make healthy changes at the point of diagnosis and focus o
'/>"/>

Contact: Daniel Fowler
pubinfo@asanet.org
202-527-7885
American Sociological Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests
2. Weill Cornell Medical College establishes Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy
3. CAM therapy combined with conventional medical care may improve treatment of lower back pain
4. Image share project gives patients and physicians anytime, anywhere access to medical images
5. Researchers determine vitamin D blood level for reducing major medical risks in older adults
6. Biomedical researchers receive Hartwell Foundation awards
7. Columbia University Medical Center and NY-Presbyterian experts at APA meeting
8. Fitness in Middle Age Lowers Medical Costs Later: Study
9. Ben-Gurion U. and Cincinnati Childrens Hospital to develop pediatric-specific medical technologies
10. Gene Tests May Not Drive Patients to More Medical Care
11. University studies and career expectations of medical students
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... 28, 2014 The National League for ... DrPH, MN, RN, FAAN, became the inaugural director of ... Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education , effective ... comprise the NLN Home for Transformative Excellence, established with ... year ago. , Under Dr. Dennis’s leadership, the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 28, 2014 Recently, Skmen.com, a ... designs of celebrity bodycon dresses . The company ... has thousands of trendy items in stock and ready ... casual outfits, long sleeve sweater dresses and so forth. ... stunning colours. , “We are proud to announce ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Philadelphia, PA. Inc. magazine ... Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s ... comprehensive look at the most important segment of the ... gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500 ... , “Some of world’s greatest companies have had ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... All Canada Goose Parkas from ... from classic to modern. With unique detailing such as buttons, ... is a step up in opulence. Recently, the company has ... for 2014. , True enough, the new assortment ... discounts (up to 28% off) on all these brand new ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Locating an approximate price for an insurance ... information before rates would be viewable. The Quotes Pros ... are distributed online using its policy locator at ... adult has access to review using the national finder ... for quotation distribution built in 2013 is now programmed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Betty Pierce Dennis to Lead NLN/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education 2Health News:Betty Pierce Dennis to Lead NLN/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education 3Health News:Betty Pierce Dennis to Lead NLN/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education 4Health News:Skmen.com Unveils Its New Celebrity Bodycon Dresses for Its Loyal Customers 2Health News:Inc Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 500 2Health News:CanadaGooseJackor.nu: 2014 Canada Goose Banff Parkas At Discounted Prices 2Health News:Life Insurance Quotes for Term Policies Now Found at Insurer Website Online 2
... more likely than others to introduce their infants to cow,s ... children at risk of health complications, according to a study ... and Poverty, New York. The study showed that women ... during their first or second trimester of pregnancy -- from ...
... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, June 28 ... cholesterol levels, statins don,t appear to reduce the chances of ... scientists have found. Statins are used widely to treat ... with heart disease and -- in more recent years -- ...
... ... California based laboratory equipment repair and instrument calibration services company, has been formally ... calibration lab., , ... (PRWEB) June 29, 2010 -- Beginning in 2009, the AL-TAR Quality ...
... Advanced ... percutaneous—or through the skin—techniques, according to a new study appearing online and in the ... ... 2010 -- Advanced imaging technologies have helped shift biopsy techniques away from more invasive ...
... Advanced imaging technologies have helped shift biopsy techniques away ... skintechniques, according to a new study appearing online and ... Radiology . Biopsythe removal of cells or ... The first percutaneous needle biopsy of the liver was ...
... A literature review, led by Dr. Joseph Lee, published in the ... Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( JAAOS ) suggests that a ... back and leg pain in adults, but surgery is not for ... low back pain at some point in their lives Disks, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:WIC might prevent mothers from feeding cow's milk too early 2Health News:Statins May Not Be as Helpful for Those Without Heart Disease 2Health News:Statins May Not Be as Helpful for Those Without Heart Disease 3Health News:AL-TAR Services, Inc. Laboratory Is Now Accredited For ACLASS Standards 2Health News:Use of Less Invasive, Imaging-Guided Biopsies on the Rise 2Health News:Use of Less Invasive, Imaging-Guided Biopsies on the Rise 3Health News:Use of less invasive, imaging-guided biopsies on the rise 2Health News:Lower back pain and surgery 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds ... oncology, hematology-oncology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology) expect ... a biosimilar has been assessed in to be ... choose to prescribe. Other key ... Acceptance of Biosimilars Across Physician Specialties ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Fla. , Aug. 27, 2014 ... today that it has released a preview of its ... the pharmaceutical industry avoid drug shortages and maintain a ... The Plan, a first for the ... and biopharmaceutical industry members and describes how industry can ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... YORK , Aug. 27, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... in its catalogue: Baby Food Eastern Europe ... Summary "Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014" is a new ... demand prospects in Eastern Europe , ... various trends. This report also examines trends which are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Surveyed Physicians Expect to Choose Between Future Biosimilars Based on Robustness and Number of Clinical Trials 2ISPE Releases First Look at its Plan to Prevent Drug Shortages 2ISPE Releases First Look at its Plan to Prevent Drug Shortages 3ISPE Releases First Look at its Plan to Prevent Drug Shortages 4Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 2Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 3Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 4Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 5Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 6Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 7Baby Food Eastern Europe 2014 8
... Pulse Oximeter monitors SpO2, pulse ... is designed to provide fast, ... The device rejects spontaneous motion ... operator of excess artifacts and ...
... Radical can operate in two additional ... be removed, creating a fully featured handheld ... also be used to upgrade existing equipment ... additinal hardware or software upgrades to improve ...
Halogen-free immersion oil based on ester oil....
Immersion Oil, 150 cs...
Medicine Products: