Social inequalities in health and health behaviour
One of the core topics of SwiSCI is to investigate on social inequalities in health, and to closely look in patterns of health behaviours among persons with spinal cord injuries.
Social inequalities in health have been documented all over the world. There is strong evidence that indicators of socioeconomic position such as education, income or employment status affect health, leaving those in lower positions at higher risk for morbidity and premature mortality. To date, relatively few investigations analyzed social inequalities in health among persons with a disability.
The first aim of this research area is to investigate on social patterns of health indicators including physical and mental health, activity and participation as well as quality of life. The second aim is to closely look in health behaviours and the interplay between social status and health of persons with spinal cord injuries.