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dc.contributor.authorRolfe, Steveen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGarnham, Lisaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGodwin, Jonen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Isobelen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSeaman, Peteen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDonaldson, Camen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-24T00:02:51Z-
dc.date.available2020-07-24T00:02:51Z-
dc.date.issued2020-12en_UK
dc.identifier.other1138en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31480-
dc.description.abstractBackground The role of housing as a social determinant of health is well-established, but the causal pathways are poorly understood beyond the direct effects of physical housing defects. For low-income, vulnerable households there are particular challenges in creating a sense of home in a new tenancy which may have substantial effects on health and wellbeing. This study examines the role of these less tangible aspects of the housing experience for tenants in the social and private rented sectors in west central Scotland. Methods The paper analyses quantitative data from a mixed methods, longitudinal study of tenants from three housing organisations, collected across the first year of their tenancy. The paper postulates causal hypotheses on the basis of staff interviews and then uses a Realist Research approach to test and refine these into a theoretical framework for the connections between tenants’ broader experience of housing and their health and wellbeing. Results Housing service provision, tenants’ experience of property quality and aspects of neighbourhood are all demonstrated to be significantly correlated with measures of of health and wellbeing. Analysis of contextual factors provides additional detail within the theoretical framework, offering a basis for further empirical work. Conclusions The findings provide an empirically-informed realist theoretical framework for causal pathways connecting less tangible aspects of the housing experience to health and wellbeing. Applying this within housing policy and practice would facilitate a focus on housing as a public health intervention, with potential for significant impacts on the lives of low-income and vulnerable tenants. The framework also offers a basis for further research to refine our understanding of housing as a social determinant of health.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_UK
dc.relationRolfe S, Garnham L, Godwin J, Anderson I, Seaman P & Donaldson C (2020) Housing as a social determinant of health and wellbeing: developing an empirically-informed realist theoretical framework. BMC Public Health, 20, Art. No.: 1138. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09224-0en_UK
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dc.subjectHousing, Health, Social determinants, Causal mechanisms, Realist evaluationen_UK
dc.titleHousing as a social determinant of health and wellbeing: developing an empirically-informed realist theoretical frameworken_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12889-020-09224-0en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid32689966en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleBMC Public Healthen_UK
dc.citation.issn1471-2458en_UK
dc.citation.volume20en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderEconomic and Social Research Councilen_UK
dc.contributor.funderMedical Research Councilen_UK
dc.citation.date20/07/2020en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSociology, Social Policy & Criminologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Centre for Population Healthen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Caledonian Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHousing Studiesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Centre for Population Healthen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow Caledonian Universityen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000553446100008en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85088351400en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1646331en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-1465-7401en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-9242-8095en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-2953-3455en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-8601-8049en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-4710-2568en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-4670-5340en_UK
dc.date.accepted2020-07-06en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2020-07-23en_UK
dc.subject.tagHousing Policy in Scotland and the UKen_UK
dc.subject.tagPublic Healthen_UK
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