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Seeking Health Advice From Social Networks in Low-income Urban Neighborhoods.
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PMID:  23026032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: To examine how individuals residing in low-income neighborhoods use their social networks for health advice.
METHODS: Secondary data analysis of 363 individuals living in low-income neighborhoods was conducted using social network analysis and logistic regression techniques.
RESULTS: Findings suggest that residents typically seek health advice from one or 2 friends and family members rather than a health professional. Age and family history of illness increased the likelihood that one would seek support whereas the combination of anxiety and depression decreased advice seeking.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings support the need for multidisciplinary strategies for disseminating health information through informal social networks.
Patricia Cook-Craig; Gretchen Ely; Chris Flaherty; Mark Dignan; Carol R White
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  723-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Lexington, KY, USA.
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