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Mums on Prozac, kids on inhalers: the need for research on the potential for improving health through housing interventions

Health Bulletin

Author: Ellaway, A., Macintyre, S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2000


In a short term qualitative study exploring the impact that improvements to housing might have upon the health of household members, respondents perceived significant benefits of housing improvements for physical and mental health, and for both children and adults. There is a need for prospective research which monitors health and wellbeing before, during, and after housing improvement and which uses independent measures of health.

Further Details

Pages: 336-339
Volume: 58
Issue: 4
Accession Number: November, 2010
Keywords: Housing, health, mental
Reads: 140