Search for dissertations about: "Equity in health"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 88 swedish dissertations containing the words Equity in health.

  1. 1. Health literacy among newly arrived refugees in Sweden and implications for health and healthcare

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Josefin Wångdahl; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Health literacy; S-FHL; HLS-EU-Q16; Asylum seeker; Migrant; Immigrant; Experiences; Health check-up; Communication; Information; Self-perceived health; Mental health; Health-seeking behaviour; Refrained from healthcare; Screening; Disease prevention; Health promotion; Quality of care; Equity in health; Social Medicine; Socialmedicin;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to examine the distribution of health literacy (HL) levels in newly arrived Arabic-, Dari-, or Somali-speaking refugees in Sweden. Further aims were to investigate sociodemographic characteristics associated with inadequate HL in this group, and to investigate whether HL levels are associated with experiences of the health examination for asylum seekers (HEA), health seeking behaviour and health. READ MORE

  2. 2. HEALTH PROMOTION AND HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTURE - Conceptualizations of Health Promotion in relation to Healthcare Building Design

    University dissertation from ; Chalmers tekniska högskola; Gothenburg

    Author : Elke Miedema; [2017]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; built environment; health promotion; healthcare facility; architecture; health promotive settings; building design; salutogenics; health equity; health behaviour;

    Abstract : Background: Today's healthcare system is under development and reorienting and adapting to embrace a person centred and holistic perspective on health, including a focus on health promotion. This reorientation results in changes in the healthcare models, processes as well as it sets new requirements for healthcare building design. READ MORE

  3. 3. Essays on Social Capital, Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health A Health Economic Study

    University dissertation from Muhammad Kamrul Islam

    Author : Kamrul Islam; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; economic systems; economic theory; Economics; econometrics; Samhällsvetenskaper; Social sciences; epidemiologi; Folkhälsa; epidemiology; Public health; Sweden; Panel data fixed-effect model; Decomposition analysis; Concentration index; Socioeconomic health inequality; Population aging; Survival analysis; Extended Cox model; Multilevel analysis; Unbalanced panel data; Externalities; Crime rates; Election participation rates; Community social capital; Municipality-level social capital; Systematic review; Egalitarianism; Determinants of health; Mortality; Health-related quality of life; Health; Keywords; Social capital; economic policy; Nationalekonomi; ekonometri; ekonomisk teori; ekonomiska system; ekonomisk politik;

    Abstract : The thesis comprises four independent research papers and a summary that focus on two related dimensions. The first dimension focuses on the understanding of the production of health. Particularly, the question is asked whether community's stock of social capital influence individual's health. READ MORE

  4. 4. Evaluation of a primary health care strategy implemented in a market-oriented health system the case of Bogota, Colombia

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Paola Andrea Mosquera Méndez; Umeå universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Primary health care; outcomes assessment; health services evaluation; population health; health equity; health policy implementation; Bogota; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Introduction: Despite Colombia having adopted a health system based on an insurance market, Bogota in 2004, as part of a left-wing government (elected for first time in the city), decided to implement a Primary Health Care (PHC) strategy to improve quality of life, level of population health and reduce health inequities. The PHC strategy has been implemented through the HomeHealth program by three consecutive governments over the last eight years in the context of continuous political tension stemming from differences between national and district health policies. READ MORE

  5. 5. Income distribution and health in Latin America. The interplay between social determinants of health for explaining health inequities

    University dissertation from Lund University: Faculty of Medicine

    Author : Natalia Vincens; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2018-09-26]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; income distribution; social capital; neighborhood; infrastructure; socioeconomic position; health; equity; mixed-methods; Latin America; Brazil;

    Abstract : Even though there is persuasive evidence to support the association between income distribution and health, research in the field is still progressing. There are questions, for instance, about the significance of the association in different countries and about the mechanisms linking income distribution and health. READ MORE