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'Even the birds round here cough': stigma, air pollution and health in Teesside.
In this paper we explore how the presence of hazardous industry may affect the identity of a place and the people who live there. Drawing on Goffman's seminal work on stigma - together with recentExpand
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Does living near a constellation of petrochemical, steel, and other industries impair health?
OBJECTIVES: To investigate concern that local industrial air pollution in Teesside, England, was causing poor health, several areas there were compared with parts of the City of Sunderland. METHODS:Expand
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'If this is what it's doing to our washing, what is it doing to our lungs?' Industrial pollution and public understanding in north-east England.
An epidemiological study of the impact of industrial pollution from a cokeing works in north-east England on the health of a population resident nearby uncovered strong but localised public concernExpand
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Integrating Evidence From Systematic Reviews, Qualitative Research, and Expert Knowledge Using Co-Design Techniques to Develop a Web-Based Intervention for People in the Retirement Transition
Background Integrating stakeholder involvement in complex health intervention design maximizes acceptability and potential effectiveness. However, there is little methodological guidance about how toExpand
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Link Worker social prescribing to improve health and well-being for people with long-term conditions: qualitative study of service user perceptions
Objectives To describe the experiences of patients with long-term conditions who are referred to and engage with a Link Worker social prescribing programme and identify the impact of the Link WorkerExpand
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Using quantitative and qualitative data in health services research – what happens when mixed method findings conflict? [ISRCTN61522618]
BackgroundIn this methodological paper we document the interpretation of a mixed methods study and outline an approach to dealing with apparent discrepancies between qualitative and quantitativeExpand
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Supporting well-being in retirement through meaningful social roles: systematic review of intervention studies.
CONTEXT The marked demographic change toward greater proportions of older people in developed nations poses significant challenges for health and social care. Several studies have demonstrated anExpand
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Public views on the links between air pollution and health in Northeast England.
We investigated how public perceptions of the links between air pollution and health varied with contextual factors describing individuals and their locality. Information was collected via postalExpand
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Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of a Web-Based Intervention to Promote Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Meaningful Social Connections Compared with Usual Care Control in People of Retirement
Background Lifestyle interventions delivered during the retirement transition might promote healthier ageing. We report a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a web-based platform (Living,Expand
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Urban air quality in North-East England: exploring the influences on local views and perceptions.
We set out to explore potential influences on public views about urban air quality in two different, but geographically close, districts in North-East England via a postal survey. The neighborhoodsExpand
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