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Giuseppe Giordano

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Trust and health: testing the reverse causality hypothesis.

Author

  • Giuseppe Nicola Giordano
  • Martin Lindström

Summary, in English

Social capital research has consistently shown positive associations between generalised trust and health outcomes over 2 decades. Longitudinal studies attempting to test causal relationships further support the theory that trust is an independent predictor of health. However, as the reverse causality hypothesis has yet to be empirically tested, a knowledge gap remains. The aim of this study, therefore, was to investigate if health status predicts trust.

Department/s

  • Social Medicine and Health Policy
  • Centre for Economic Demography
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publishing year

2016

Language

English

Publication/Series

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

Volume

70

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

BMJ Publishing Group

Topic

  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Status

Published

Research group

  • Social Medicine and Health Policy

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1470-2738