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dc.contributor.authorCowley, Joeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKiely, Johnen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Daveen_UK
dc.description.abstractTo date, multiple hypotheses have been proposed for the Scottish effect and, more specifically, Glasgow's high mortality rate and the associated Glasgow effect. Previous authors have highlighted the improbability of a single factor as responsible for this effect with seventeen possible hypotheses presented. These have ranged from socio-economic factors, lifestyle and cultural factors such as sectarianism, and political and economic factors. Although these may all be contributory factors to this paradox, the underpinning reasons for the observed effect remain relatively unexplained. In this paper, we suggest that the compounding effect of a unique blend of accumulating life stressors may predispose Scots, and particularly socially-disadvantaged Glaswegians, to a wide-range of health disorders. In short, a confluence of social, environmental, attitudinal and cultural stressors perhaps combine to negatively influence biological health. Future directions should consider the stress remediating role of physical activity, and the problems presented by barriers to participation in physical activity and exercise during key transitional stages of life.en_UK
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_UK
dc.relationCowley J, Kiely J & Collins D (2016) Unravelling the Glasgow effect: The relationship between accumulative bio- psychosocial stress, stress reactivity and Scotland's health problems. Preventive Medicine Reports, 4, pp. 370-375.
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dc.subjectScottish effecten_UK
dc.subjectGlasgow effecten_UK
dc.subjectBiopsychosocial stressen_UK
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_UK
dc.titleUnravelling the Glasgow effect: The relationship between accumulative bio- psychosocial stress, stress reactivity and Scotland's health problemsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePreventive Medicine Reportsen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderUniversity of Central Lancashireen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Central Lancashireen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Central Lancashireen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Central Lancashireen_UK
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