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Social capital dynamics and health in mid to later life: findings from Australia

(CEPAR) , Canberra , Australia 2 & Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan Purpose The influence of social capital has been shown to improve health and wellbeing. This study investigates the relationship between

Psychological Distress following Injury in a Large Cohort of Thai Adults

Introduction Injury and psychological distress are public health priorities because of their high occurrence in the population. This study examines the longitudinal effects of injury characteristics on psychological distress. Methods Study participants were enrolled distance learning Thai adults (N = 42,785 at 2013 follow-up) residing nationwide. We analysed 2009 and 2013 data. ...

Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and health disparities: 8-year longitudinal findings from a large cohort of Thai adults

Background In rich countries, smokers, active or passive, often belong to disadvantaged groups. Less is known of tobacco patterns in the developing world. Hence, we seek out to investigate mental and physical health consequences of smoke exposure as well as tobacco-related inequality in transitional middle-income Thailand. Methods We studied a nationwide cohort of 87,151 ...

Alcohol consumption patterns in Thailand and their relationship with non-communicable disease

Lim, Rod McClure, Anthony McMichael, Adrian Sleigh, Lyndall Strazdins, Tam Tranh, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Jiaying Zhao. 1. Lim SS , Vos T , Flaxman AD , Danaei G , Shibuya K , Adair-Rohani H , et al

Psychosocial outcomes of children with ear infections and hearing problems: a longitudinal study

Background There is some evidence of a relationship between psychosocial health and the incidence of ear infections and hearing problems in young children. There is however little longitudinal evidence investigating this relationship. This paper used 6-year prospective longitudinal data to examine the impact of ear infection and hearing problems on psychosocial outcomes in two ...

The Impact of the Thai Motorcycle Transition on Road Traffic Injury: Thai Cohort Study Results

Harley, Susan Jordan, Matthew Kelly, Tord Kjellstrom, Lynette Lim, Roderick McClure, Anthony McMichael, Tanya Mark, Adrian Sleigh, Lyndall Strazdins, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Jiaying Zhao, Tam Tran

Longitudinal analysis of ear infection and hearing impairment: findings from 6-year prospective cohorts of Australian children

Background Middle ear infection is common in childhood. Despite its prevalence, there is little longitudinal evidence about the impact of ear infection, particularly its association to hearing loss. By using 6-year prospective data, we investigate the onset and impact over time of ear infection in Australian children. Methods We analyse 4 waves of the Longitudinal Study of ...

Longitudinal associations between oral health impacts and quality of life among a national cohort of Thai adults

Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan Tewarit Somkotra 0 Sam-ang Seubsman Adrian C Sleigh 0 Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University , Patumwan, Bangkok , Thailand ... Strazdins, Susan Jordan, Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Roderick McClure, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan.

Self-reported health and subsequent mortality: an analysis of 767 deaths from a large Thai cohort study

Background Few studies have examined the link between self-reported health (SRH) and subsequent mortality in developing countries, and very few considered mortality effects of changes in SRH. We examined the relationship between SRH and subsequent all cause or cause-specific mortality in Thailand. We also noted if mortality varied after people changed their SRH. Methods We used ...

Income-related inequalities in chronic conditions, physical functioning and psychological distress among older people in Australia: cross-sectional findings from the 45 and up study

Background The burden of chronic disease continues to rise as populations age. There is relatively little published on the socioeconomic distribution of this burden in older people. This study quantifies absolute and relative income-related inequalities in prevalence of chronic diseases, severe physical functioning limitation and high psychological distress in mid-age and older ...

The Effect of Injuries on Health Measured by Short Form 8 among a Large Cohort of Thai Adults

, Matthew Kelly, Tord Kjellstrom, Lynette Lim, Anthony McMichael, Tanya Mark, Penny Haora, Adrian Sleigh, Lyndall Strazdins, Susan Jordan, Roderick McClure, Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan

Physical and mental health among caregivers: findings from a cross-sectional study of Open University students in Thailand

Friel, David Harley, Matthew Kelly, Tord Kjellstrom, Lynette Lim, Anthony McMichael, Tanya Mark, Adrian Sleigh, Lyndall Strazdins, Susan Jordan, Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, Roderick McClure, Vasoontara ... Yiengprugsawan. Acknowledgements This study was supported by the International Collaborative Research Grants Scheme with joint grants from the Wellcome Trust UK (GR071587MA) and the Australian National Health and

Psychological distress and mental health of Thai caregivers

, Roderick McClure, Anthony McMichael, Tanya Mark, Adrian Sleigh, Lyndall Strazdins, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan. Acknowledgments This study was supported by the International Collaborative Research Grants

Sugar Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain over 4 Years in a Thai National Cohort – A Prospective Analysis

Yiengprugsawan 0 Adrian Sleigh 0 Adrian V. Hernandez, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Peru 0 1 National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University , Canberra

Happiness, Mental Health, and Socio-Demographic Associations Among a National Cohort of Thai Adults

, Anthony McMichael, Tanya Mark, Adrian Sleigh, Lyndall Strazdins, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan Research on happiness has been of interest in many parts of the world. Here we provide evidence from developing

Oral Health-Related Quality of Life among a large national cohort of 87,134 Thai adults

Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan Tewarit Somkotra 0 Sam-ang Seubsman Adrian C Sleigh The Thai Cohort Study Team 0 Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University , Bangkok ... , Lyndall Strazdins, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan. Authors contributions VY and TS conceptualised, analysed and drafted the manuscript. SS and AS designed the project and helped to finalise the manuscript. The

Factors associated with self-reported number of teeth in a large national cohort of Thai adults

McMichael, Tanya Mark, Adrian Sleigh, Lyndall Strazdins, Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan. Authors’ contributions VY and TS conceptualised, analysed and drafted the manuscript. MK provided editorial support. SS and

Decomposing socioeconomic inequality for binary health outcomes: an improved estimation that does not vary by choice of reference group

Background Decomposition of concentration indices yields useful information regarding the relative importance of various determinants of inequitable health outcomes. But the two estimation approaches to decomposition in current use are not suitable for binary outcomes. Findings The paper compares three estimation approaches for decomposition of inequality concentration indices: ...

Health, Well-being, and Social Indicators Among Monks, Prisoners, and Other Adult Members of an Open University Cohort in Thailand

This study has brought together two seemingly socially extreme population subgroups to compare their health and social well-being. These groups had in common restricted living arrangements and aspirational enrollment. As well, they are part of the population-based Thai Cohort Study (TCS) of 87,134 adult Open University students residing throughout the country. Analysis was ...

Measuring and decomposing inequity in self-reported morbidity and self-assessed health in Thailand

Background In recent years, interest in the study of inequalities in health has not stopped at quantifying their magnitude; explaining the sources of inequalities has also become of great importance. This paper measures socioeconomic inequalities in self-reported morbidity and self-assessed health in Thailand, and the contributions of different population subgroups to those ...