People who have a long term debilitating physical illness demonstrate mental resilience according to Understanding Society. The first findings reveal that people diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, respiratory or cardiovascular disease report similar mental health scores to those without physical illness.
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A new study has brought into focus how policymakers and health providers can take into account variations in lifestyle among different ethnic groups.
The Understanding Society/BHPS Conference 2011 conference brings together researchers from all over the world to present and discuss a variety of research, using data primarily from two of Britain’s most comprehensive household longitudinal studies.
The ESRC-funded research study 'Changing Lives and Times' has explored the impact of the financial crisis on the daily lives and future plans of new fathers, finding that several men were making significant life changes.
A study suggests that while NHS stop smoking services are effective in supporting some smokers to quit, there are significant differences in the longer term success rates for specific groups who are trying to give up smoking.
Greater awareness of 'specific language impairment' (SLI) is needed to ensure better outcomes for the 3-6 per cent of UK school children affected by this disability, which may have a greater impact on children than dyslexia.
Resettlement services over the last few years have helped many homeless people make positive changes in their lives. The largest study in the UK of the resettlement of single homeless people has found that 81 per cent were still living independently 18 months after being re-housed.
Young people's satisfaction with their family situation is clearly related to the quality of relationships with parents and especially their mother’s happiness. The research findings come from the first findings from Understanding Society, the world’s largest household panel study managed by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex.
Findings from the project entitled 'Look at me! Images of Women and Ageing' have revealed the complexity of women's feelings about the images of ageing. These findings are presented in various exhibitions in Sheffield, which runs from 9 March to 15 April.
The employed and self-employed enjoy much better sleep than those out of work, according to Understanding Society, the world’s largest longitudinal household study. One in ten people report taking sleeping medication (eg sleeping pills) on three or more nights a week.