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Do social relations buffer the effect of neighborhood deprivation on health-related quality of life?: Results from the LifeLines Cohort Study

Klijs, B., Mendes de Leon, C. F., Kibele, E. & Smidt, N. 1-Mar-2017 In : Health & Place. 44, p. 43-51 9 p.

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We investigated whether social relations buffer the effect of neighborhood deprivation on mental and physical health-related quality of life. Baseline data from the LifeLines Cohort Study (N=68,111) and a neighborhood deprivation index were used to perform mixed effect linear regression analyses. Results showed that fewer personal contacts (b, 95%CI: −0.88(−1.08;−0.67)) and lower social need fulfillment (−4.52(−4.67;−4.36)) are associated with lower mental health-related quality of life. Higher neighborhood deprivation was also associated with lower mental health related quality of life (−0.18(−0.24;−0.11)), but only for those with few personal contacts or low social need fulfillment. Our results suggest that social relations buffer the effect of neighborhood deprivation on mental health-related quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-51
Number of pages9
JournalHealth & Place
Volume44
StatePublished - 1-Mar-2017

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  • Quality of life, Residence characteristics, Social environment, Social support, Socioeconomic factors

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