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The disablement process.
Building on prior conceptual schemes, this article presents a sociomedical model of disability, called The Disablement Process, that is especially useful for epidemiological and clinical research.Expand
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Gender and health: an update on hypotheses and evidence.
  • L. Verbrugge
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of health and social behavior
  • 1 September 1985
This is a "state of the issue" paper about gender and physical health. It organizes the hypotheses proposed for male-female differences in physical health status, therapeutic health behaviors, andExpand
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Subjective Well-Being and Social Production Functions
Recent reviews of scientific work on subjective well-being (SWB) reveal disagreements in conceptualization, measurement, and explanation of the concept. We propose Social Production Function theoryExpand
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The twain meet: empirical explanations of sex differences in health and mortality.
  • L. Verbrugge
  • Medicine
  • Journal of health and social behavior
  • 1 September 1989
Health statistics routinely show higher morbidity and health services use for women, while mortality rates are higher for men. This analysis empirically identifies reasons for women's poorer health.Expand
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Marital Status and Health.
In the United States, mortality rates are higher for nonmarried people than married people, and are especially high for the formerly married. To determine if morbidity and disability reveal the sameExpand
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The Structure of Adult Friendship Choices
This paper examines bias toward status-similarity in adult friendships in Detroit and a West German city. Principles of meeting and "mating," by which strangers are converted to acquaintances andExpand
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Seven chronic conditions: their impact on US adults' activity levels and use of medical services.
OBJECTIVES This paper analyzes the impact of seven chronic conditions (three nonfatal: arthritis, visual impairment, hearing impairment; four fatal: ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructiveExpand
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Comorbidity and its impact on disability.
Older people often suffer from comorbidity, or several chronic conditions simultaneously. Disability rises rapidly as the number of chronic conditions grows, although very ill people who acquireExpand
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Longer life but worsening health? Trends in health and mortality of middle-aged and older persons.
  • L. Verbrugge
  • Medicine
  • The Milbank Memorial Fund quarterly. Health and…
  • 1 July 1984
population has enjoyed rapidly declining mortality rates at all ages and for both sexes. This was an unanticipated phenomenon; it followed two decades (the 1950s and 1960s) of virtually stationaryExpand
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Multiple roles and physical health of women and men.
  • L. Verbrugge
  • Medicine
  • Journal of health and social behavior
  • 1 March 1983
A survey of Detroit adults shows that employment, marriage, and parenthood are associated with good physical health for both women and men. Employed married parents tend to have the best healthExpand
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