Social factors in the etiology of multiple outcomes: The case of blood pressure and alcohol consumption patterns

David V. McQueen, David D Celentano

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The literature addressing the relationships between biological and social factors in the etiology of multiple chronic diseases occuring simultaneously is presented. The rationale for studying such multiple outcomes is presented in terms of providing a realistic appraisal of the development of chronic diseases from a clinical perspective; i.e. persons with chronic illnesses often have more than one illness at the same time. Social processes related to the development of one joint disease outcome, namely clinically elevated blood pressure and heavy alcohol consumption patterns, are discussed, and emphasis is given to elaborating the role of stress and social support in the etiologic process. Several alternative models are presented to account for the etiology of the joint outcome, and a research agenda is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-418
Number of pages22
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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alcohol consumption
Alcohol Drinking
social factors
alcohol
Chronic Disease
blood
Blood Pressure
Disease
Joint Diseases
Biological Factors
Social Support
biological factors
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
social process
chronic illness
social support
illness
human being
consumption pattern

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  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Development
  • Health(social science)

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Social factors in the etiology of multiple outcomes : The case of blood pressure and alcohol consumption patterns. / McQueen, David V.; Celentano, David D.

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