Stress, health and the benefit of social support.

  title={Stress, health and the benefit of social support.},
  author={Margot E. Shields},
  journal={Health reports},
  volume={15 1},
OBJECTIVES This article describes stress exposure among Canadians aged 18 or older and analyzes short- and long-term associations with psychological distress and chronic conditions. The buffering role of emotional support is also explored. DATA SOURCES Data are from the household cross-sectional (1994/95) and longitudinal (1994/95 to 2000/01) components of Statistics Canada's National Population Health Survey. Supplemental data are from the 2000/01 Canadian Community Health Survey… CONTINUE READING

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