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dc.contributor.authorPennington, Andy
dc.contributor.authorOrton, Lois
dc.contributor.authorNayak, Shilpa
dc.contributor.authorRing, Adele
dc.contributor.authorPetticrew, Mark
dc.contributor.authorSowden, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Martin
dc.contributor.authorWhitehead, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-15T14:42:53Z
dc.date.available2018-06-15T14:42:53Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.issn1353-8292
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/277115
dc.description.abstractWe conducted a systematic review of observational evidence on the health impacts of women's low control/autonomy in the living environment in societies with profound gender discrimination and gender bias. Thirty observational studies of varying methodological quality were included. Overall, the evidence suggests that women's lower control or autonomy (for example lack of freedom of movement outside the home, lack of authority to access healthcare for sick children) was associated with poorer mental and physical health for women and higher morbidity and mortality for their children, after adjusting for their socioeconomic circumstances. Further studies are needed to disentangle and understand the pathways between low control and health outcomes in contexts of profound gender discrimination. This systematic review has highlighted the general low quality of the evidence base on this research question. It identifies the pressing need for high quality, longitudinal studies in the future.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMorbidity
dc.subjectPersonal Autonomy
dc.subjectWomen's Health
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHealth Status Disparities
dc.subjectSexism
dc.titleThe health impacts of women's low control in their living environment: A theory-based systematic review of observational studies in societies with profound gender discrimination.
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage10
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameHealth Place
prism.startingPage1
prism.volume51
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.24408
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-02-06
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.02.001
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-05
dc.contributor.orcidWhite, Martin [0000-0002-1861-6757]
dc.identifier.eissn1873-2054
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (087636/Z/08/Z)
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (ES/G007462/1)
pubs.funder-project-idMedical Research Council (MR/K023187/1)
cam.issuedOnline2018-02-23


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