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TitleConvalescene following physical trauma: social determinants of subjective recovery
AuthorsSomers RL
Year1984
TypeJournal Article
AbstractFew of the many past studies of interpersonal differences in reaction to illness have investigated social determinants of convalescence, particularly with regard to convalescence from physical trauma. In this study a group of patients with uncomplicated nose fractures was followed closely from initial treatment at a large hospital in Denmark to self-reported recovery. Rapid recovery among patients aged 15-26 was found to be associated with larger household size and higher socio-economic status. Recovery time among patients aged 27-56 was not related to any of the social factors investigated in this study.
Journal TitleCommunity Health Studies
Journal Volume (Issue)8(2)
Page Range167-171
Page Count5
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Somers RL (1984) 'Convalescene following physical trauma: social determinants of subjective recovery', Community Health Studies, 8(2), pp 167-171.