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Socioeconomic health disparities revisited: coping flexibility enhances health-related quality of life for individuals low in socioeconomic status

Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, January 2016
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Title
Socioeconomic health disparities revisited: coping flexibility enhances health-related quality of life for individuals low in socioeconomic status
Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12955-016-0410-1
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Authors

Saloni Atal, Cecilia Cheng

Abstract

Previous research has generally indicated that disadvantaged socioeconomic groups tend to experience poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In an effort to extend the literature, this study proposes that coping flexibility is a stress buffer that mitigates the adverse effects of low socioeconomic status (SES). The participants comprised 150 Indians (53 % women; mean age = 36.38 years) from high, medium and low socioeconomic groups. Their levels of perceived stress, coping flexibility, subjective SES and HRQoL were assessed individually through household interviews. The findings provide support for the hypothesised moderating role of coping flexibility between subjective SES and HRQoL (p < 0.001). In the low SES group, participants higher in coping flexibility reported significantly better HRQoL than those lower in coping flexibility. Moreover, coping flexibility moderated the association between perceived stress and HRQoL (p = 0.001). Of the participants who experienced higher levels of stress, those higher in coping flexibility reported better HRQoL than those lower in coping flexibility. This study enriches the literature by revealing the beneficial role of coping flexibility on HRQoL among individuals low in SES. These new findings highlight the potential importance of psychological interventions that strengthen the flexible coping skills of socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 67 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Student > Master 5 7%
Other 3 4%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 26 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 16 24%
Social Sciences 6 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 28 42%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 April 2016.
All research outputs
#9,048,714
of 15,442,255 outputs
Outputs from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
#793
of 1,660 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#169,384
of 371,065 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
#40
of 149 outputs
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