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Commentary: Psychosocial factors and public health.

Abstract : Macleod and Davey Smith state that the aim of their paper is to critically examine the role of psychosocial factors in health. Unfortunately , what could have been an interesting discussion is compromised by the authors implicit assumption that there is a single pathway linking social position to health. The authors seem to equate parsimonious causal analysis with a narrow , reductionistic perspective, subsequently devoting most of their paper to a discussion of " psychosocial versus material explanation " , while ignoring evidence showing multiple pathways linking social position to health. This commentary widens the debate by considering three issues...
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Archana Singh-Manoux. Commentary: Psychosocial factors and public health.. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, BMJ Publishing Group, 2003, 57 (8), pp.553-6; discussion 554-5. ⟨10.1136/jech.57.8.553⟩. ⟨inserm-01154118⟩

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