The present volume contributes to life course research with a specific emphasis on health trajectories as they unfold along individual lives in specific socio-historical contexts. It brings together a range of contributions from different disciplines to shed light on the complex social and biological processes which influence people’s health. The Introduction addresses the goals of life course epidemiology and the contribution which insights from the life course perspective can bring to the study of health. Theoretical, methodological and policy considerations associated with life course epidemiology are presented to discuss the current state of the field and expected developments to come. The Introduction finally presents the different contributions of this volume.
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- The Ambitions of Life Course Epidemiology
- The Added Value of the Life Course Perspective to the Analysis of Health
- Theoretical Models in Life Course Epidemiology
- Methodological Considerations in the Study of Health Trajectories
- Policy Implications of Knowledge Gained on Health Trajectories and Transitions
- State of the Field and Contributions of the Volume
[Life Course Epidemiology and the Social Sciences: Living Apart Together?]M Richter et al. Gesundheitswesen 80 (6), 522-531. PMID 27315234. - ReviewDer Lebenslauf wird zunehmend als Schlüssel zu einem besseren Verständnis der Entwicklung von Gesundheit und gesundheitlicher Ungleichheiten angesehen. Ziel des Aufsatzes …
Placing Health Trajectories in Family and Historical Context: A Proposed Enrichment of the Life Course Health and Development ModelMM Jones et al. Matern Child Health J 21 (10), 1853-1860. PMID 28828547.Purpose This article offers constructive commentary on The Life Course Health and Development Model (LCHD) as an organizing framework for MCH research. Description The LC …
The Development of Life Course EpidemiologyD Blane et al. Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 55 (1), 31-8. PMID 17317062. - ReviewThe present paper reviews the development of life course epidemiology since its origins during the 1990s from biological programming, birth cohort research and the study …
A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions [Internet]C Burton-Jeangros et al, editors. PMID 27683923. - ReviewThis open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course, including childhood, adulthood and later life. It provid …
Living With Motor Neurone Disease: Lives, Experiences of Services and Suggestions for ChangeRA Hughes et al. Health Soc Care Community 13 (1), 64-74. PMID 15717908.Palliative care involves the complete, holistic care of people with progressive illness and their families. People living with motor neurone disease (MND) require a range …