From local concern to randomized trial: the Watcombe Housing Project.

@article{Somerville2002FromLC,
  title={From local concern to randomized trial: the Watcombe Housing Project.},
  author={Margaret Somerville and Meryl Basham and Chris Foy and G. Ballinger and Trevor Gay and Andrew G. Barton},
  journal={Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy},
  year={2002},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={127-35}
}
BACKGROUND A randomized study of the effect on people's health of improving their housing is underway in Torbay. The link between poor health, particularly respiratory health, and poor housing conditions has been recognized for a long time, but there have been few intervention studies to demonstrate that improving housing can improve health. In 1994, South and West Devon Health Authority set up a community development project in a deprived area of Torbay, in response to the concerns of local… CONTINUE READING