Objective and subjective socioeconomic status and susceptibility to the common cold.

@article{Cohen2008ObjectiveAS,
  title={Objective and subjective socioeconomic status and susceptibility to the common cold.},
  author={Sheldon Cohen and Cuneyt M. Alper and William J. Doyle and Nancy Adler and John Jay Treanor and Ronald B. Turner},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={268-74}
}
OBJECTIVE We ask whether subjective socioeconomic status (SES) predicts who develops a common cold when exposed to a cold virus. DESIGN 193 healthy men and women ages 21-55 years were assessed for subjective (perceived rank) and objective SES, cognitive, affective and social dispositions, and health practices. Subsequently, they were exposed by nasal drops to a rhinovirus or influenza virus and monitored in quarantine for objective signs of illness and self-reported symptoms. MAIN OUTCOME… CONTINUE READING
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