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A life course approach to women's health

Author: Diana Kuh; Rebecca Hardy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
Series: Life course approach to adult health
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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How far is the health of middle-aged and older women shaped by biological, social, and psychological processes that begin in pre-natal development, childhood, adolescence, or early adult life? In  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Kuh; Rebecca Hardy
ISBN: 9780192632890 0192632892
OCLC Number: 487288887
Description: xvi, 419 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION ; 1.1 A life course approach to women's health: does the past predict the present? ; PART II: HEALTH, AGEING AND DISEASE ; 2.1 A life course approach to women's reproductive health ; 2.2 Commentary ; 3.1 Breast cancer aetiology: where do we go from here? ; 3.2 Commentary ; 4.1 Menopause and gynaecological disorders: a life course perspective ; 4.2 Commentary ; 5.1 A life course approach to coronary heart disease and stroke ; 5.2 Commentary ; 6.1 A life course approach to Diabetes ; 6.2 Commentary ; 7.1 A life course approach to musculoskeletal ageing: muscle strength, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis ; 7.2 Commentary ; 8.1 Depression and psychological distress: a life course perspective ; 8.2 Commentary ; 9.1 Body image: a life course perspective ; 9.2 Commentary ; PART III: BIOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL PATHWAYS ; 10.1 Endocrine pathways in differential and well-being across the life course ; 10.2 Commentary ; 11.1 Social and economic trajectories and women's health ; 11.2 Commentary ; 12.1 Life course influences on women's social relationships at midlife ; 12.2 Commentary ; 13.1 A life course perspective on women's health behaviours ; 13.2 Commentary ; 14.1 Overweight and obesity from a life course perspective ; 14.2 Commentary ; 15.1 Sexually transmitted infections and health through the life course ; 15.2 Commentary ; PART IV: EXPLAINING HEALTH AND DISEASE PATTERNS ; 16.1 Disease trends in women living in established market economies: evidence of cohort effects during the epidemiological transition ; 16.2 Commentary ; 17.1 The life course of black women in South Africa in the 1990s: generation, age and period in the decade of HIV and political liberation ; 17.2 Commentary ; PART V: CONCLUSIONS ; 18.1 A life course approach to Women's health: linking the past, present and future
Series Title: Life course approach to adult health
Responsibility: ed. by Diana Kuh and Rebecca Hardy

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This book is another fine example of the application of both individual and population-level course thinking . . . the book is comprehensive, intellectually stimulating, and well organized, and Read more...

 
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