Association of Psychosocial Factors With Risk of Chronic Diseases: A Nationwide Longitudinal Study
Berhe W Sahle, Wen Chen, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Blessing J Akombi, Lal B Rawal, Andre MN Renzaho
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020
INTRODUCTION: This study examines the prospective association between a range of psychosocial factors and common noncommunicable diseases. METHODS: In October 2018, nationally representative data were analyzed from 11,637 adults followed annually between 2003 and 2013. Participants reported on psychosocial factors they experienced in the 12 months preceding each wave. The onset of noncommunicable diseases was defined based on self-reported physician's diagnosis. Generalized estimating equations estimated the ORs and 95% CIs of psychosocial factors on noncommunicable diseases, controlling for other confounders. RESULTS: Social support index was inversely associated with the onset of anxiety o..View full abstract
This study is based on data set from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. The HILDA project was initiated and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and is managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.