Social Capital and Health Care Experiences Among Low-Income Individuals
Perry, Megan; Williams, Robert L.; Wallerstein, Nina; Waitzkin, Howard
Objectives. We examined relationships between social capital and health service measures among low-income individuals and assessed the psychometric properties of a theory-based measure of social capital. Methods. We conducted a statewide telephone survey of 1216 low-income New Mexico residents. Respondents reported on barriers to health care access, use of health care services, satisfaction with care, and quality of provider communication and answered questions focusing on social capital. Results. The social capital measure demonstrated strong psychometric properties. Regression analyses showed that some but not all components of social capital were related to measures of health services; for example, social support was inversely related to barriers to care (odds ratio=0.73; 95% confidence interval=0.59, 0.92). Conclusions. Social capital is a complex concept, with some elements appearing to be related to individualsâ experiences with health services. More research is needed to refine social capital theory and to clarify the contributions of social capital versus structural factors (e.g., insurance coverage and income) to health care experiences. Originally published Am J Public Health, Vol. 98, No. 2, Feb. 2008
Perry, Megan, & Williams, Robert L., & Wallerstein, Nina, & Waitzkin, Howard. (February 2008). Social Capital and Health Care Experiences Among Low-Income Individuals. American Journal of Public Health, 98(2), 330- 336. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3069
Perry, Megan, and Williams, Robert L., and Wallerstein, Nina, and Waitzkin, Howard. "Social Capital and Health Care Experiences Among Low-Income Individuals". American Journal of Public Health. 98:2. (330-336), February 2008. July 17, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3069.
Perry, Megan and Williams, Robert L. and Wallerstein, Nina and Waitzkin, Howard, "Social Capital and Health Care Experiences Among Low-Income Individuals," American Journal of Public Health 98, no. 2 (February 2008), http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3069 (accessed July 17, 2018).
Perry, Megan, Williams, Robert L., Wallerstein, Nina, Waitzkin, Howard. Social Capital and Health Care Experiences Among Low-Income Individuals. American Journal of Public Health. February 2008; 98(2): 330-336. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3069. Accessed July 17, 2018.
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