- Socioeconomic inequalities in depression: a meta-analysisV Lorant
Health Systems Research, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Am J Epidemiol 157:98-112. 2003..Nonetheless, the authors found compelling evidence for socioeconomic inequality in depression. Strategies for tackling inequality in depression are needed, especially in relation to the course of the disorder...
- Depression and socio-economic risk factors: 7-year longitudinal population studyVincent Lorant
Public Health School, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium and Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Br J Psychiatry 190:293-8. 2007..Low socio-economic status is associated with a higher prevalence of depression, but it is not yet known whether change in socio-economic status leads to a change in rates of depression...
- Contextual factors and immigrants' health status: double jeopardyVincent Lorant
Public Health School, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Clos Chapelle aux champs 30 41, Brussels, Belgium
Health Place 14:678-92. 2008..Immigrants face a double jeopardy at both the individual and the contextual level...
- A European comparative study of marital status and socio-economic inequalities in suicideV Lorant
Health Sociology and Economics, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health School, Catholic University of Louvain, Clos Chapelle aux champs 30 41, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Soc Sci Med 60:2431-41. 2005..We conclude that being married protects against inequalities in suicide and that this protective effect is not affected by the level of social capital at the country level...
- [Mortality socio-economic inequalities for small-areas in Belgium: assessing concentration]V Lorant
Socio économie de la santé, Ecole de Santé Publique, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Clos Chapelle aux champs 30 41, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgique
Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 48:239-47. 2000..The present work is aimed at measuring the strength of this relationship and the concentration of mortality in relation to socio-economic deprivation for both overall mortality and mortality avoidable by primary and secondary prevention...
- [An 8-year prospective follow-up study of physicians departing health care in Belgium (1994-2002)]Vincent Lorant
Unité de socio économie de la santé, Ecole de Santé Publique Université Catholique de Louvain, 30, clos Chapelle aux Champs UCL 30 41, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgique
Cah Sociol Demogr Med 47:107-24. 2007..Qualitative studies would help understand better this drop out...
- Socio-economic inequalities in suicide: a European comparative studyVincent Lorant
Health Sociology and Economics, Catholic University of Louvain, Clos Chapelle aux champs 30 41, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
Br J Psychiatry 187:49-54. 2005..Social factors have been shown to be predictors of suicide. It is not known whether these factors vary between countries...
- Deprivation and mortality: the implications of spatial autocorrelation for health resources allocationV Lorant
Health Sociology and Economics Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Soc Sci Med 53:1711-9. 2001..Future ecological models intended to inform health resources allocation need to pay greater attention to the spatial dimension of the data used...
- Socio-economic differences in psychiatric in-patient careV Lorant
Health System Research, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Acta Psychiatr Scand 107:170-7. 2003..We seek to investigate socio-economic differences in psychiatric in-patient care regarding admission, treatment and outcome...
- Equity in prevention and health careV Lorant
Health Sociology and Economics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
J Epidemiol Community Health 56:510-6. 2002..Moreover, prevention might be unequally used in the same way as health care in general. The objective of the paper is to assess inequity in prevention and to compare socioeconomic inequity in preventive medicine with that in health care...
- Does country influence the health burden of informal care? An international comparison between Belgium and Great BritainClaire Dujardin
Universite Catholique de Louvain, F R S F N R S and CORE, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
Soc Sci Med 73:1123-32. 2011..This may be explained by the better targeting of long-term home care policies towards more severely dependent patients in Britain than in Belgium...
- Survey error in measuring socio-economic risk factors of health status: a comparison of a survey and a censusVincent Lorant
Public Health School, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Int J Epidemiol 36:1292-9. 2007..This study sets out to assess whether a population health survey gives biased estimates of socio-economic inequalities in self-reported health...
- Substantial use of primary health care by prisoners: epidemiological description and possible explanationsJ M Feron
Centre Universitaire de Medecine Generale, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Mounier 5360, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
J Epidemiol Community Health 59:651-5. 2005..To describe the use of primary care services by a prisoner population so as to understand the great number of demands and therefore to plan services oriented to the specific needs of these patients...
- Psychiatric Advance Directives as a complex and multistage intervention: a realist systematic reviewPablo Nicaise
Institute of Health and Society, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Health Soc Care Community 21:1-14. 2013..The shape of the whole intervention at each stage relies on such clarification. More research is needed, particularly on the later stages of the intervention, as the evidence for how PADs should be implemented is still incomplete...
- Using social network analysis for assessing mental health and social services inter-organisational collaboration: findings in deprived areas in Brussels and LondonPablo Nicaise
Institute of Health and Society IRSS, Universite Catholique de Louvain, B1 30 15, Clos Chapelle aux Champs, 1200, Brussels, Belgium
Adm Policy Ment Health 40:331-9. 2013..The method offers a useful and complementary basis for evaluating the integration of care...
- Alcohol drinking among college students: college responsibility for personal troublesVincent Lorant
Institute of Health and Society, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Clos Chapelle Aux Champs B1 30 15, B 1200 Brussels, Belgium
BMC Public Health 13:615. 2013..So far, however, there is little evidence about the social determinants of alcohol consumption among college students. We set out to explore how college environmental factors shape college students' drinking behaviour...
- Attracting and retaining GPs: a stakeholder survey of prioritiesVincent Lorant
Institute of Health and Society, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Br J Gen Pract 61:e411-8. 2011..Despite being a key player in the healthcare system, training and practising general practice has become less attractive in many countries and is in need of reform...
- Research networks: can we use data from GPs' electronic health records?Etienne De Clercq
Université Catholique de Louvain UCL HSR, Brussels, Belgium
Stud Health Technol Inform 124:181-6. 2006..Based on our preliminary findings and hypotheses, further analyses are foreseen during the second phase of the project (2006-2007)...
- Caring, employment and health among adults of working age: evidence from Britain and BelgiumMaria Isabel Farfan-Portet
Institut Santé et Société, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Eur J Public Health 20:52-7. 2010..For those of working age, results are inconclusive when exploring the health impact of providing care. Moreover, population data is lacking and the impact of welfare policies on the caregivers' health has not been yet analysed...
- Mental health care delivery system reform in Belgium: the challenge of achieving deinstitutionalisation whilst addressing fragmentation of care at the same timePablo Nicaise
Institute of Health and Society IRSS, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium Electronic address
Health Policy 115:120-7. 2014..These were: issues concerning the relationship between network structure and purpose, the continued influence of hospitals despite the goal of deinstitutionalisation, and the heterogeneity in the actual implementation of the new policy. ..
- Fiscal decentralisation and infant mortality rate: the Colombian caseVictoria Eugenia Soto
Universite Catholique de Louvain, Institute for Health and Society, B 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Soc Sci Med 74:1426-34. 2012..The policy instrument used by the Health Minister to evaluate municipal institutional capacity in the health sector needs to be revised...
- Ethnicity, socio-economic status and health research: insights from and implications of Charles Tilly's theory of Durable InequalityVincent Lorant
Institute for Health and Society, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Clos Chappelle Aux Champs 30 05, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
J Epidemiol Community Health 65:671-5. 2011..However, the best way to respond to such a challenge is, as yet, unclear. The research community is grappling with the contribution of socio-economic discrimination to ethnic inequalities...
- Towards fair health policies for migrants and ethnic minorities: the case-study of ETHEALTH in BelgiumMarie Dauvrin
Institute of Health and Society IRSS, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Clos Chapelle aux Champs 30 boite 1 30 15, 1200, Brussels, Belgium
BMC Public Health 12:726. 2012..This paper describes the political process and the outcomes of the ETHEALTH expert group...
- Obstacles to cardiovascular prevention in general practiceRégis De Muylder
School of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Acta Cardiol 59:119-25. 2004..We wanted to uncover obstacles to CV prevention related to the general practitioner's (GP) knowledge and attitudes...
- Appropriateness of use of medicines in elderly inpatients: qualitative studyAnne Spinewine
Centre for Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Universite Catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
BMJ 331:935. 2005..To explore the processes leading to inappropriate use of medicines for elderly patients admitted for acute care...
- Involuntary commitment in psychiatric care: what drives the decision?Vincent Lorant
Public Health School, Faculty of Medicine, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain, Belgium
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:360-5. 2007..Psychiatric commitment laws have been reformed in many European countries. We assessed the relative importance of the different legal criteria in explaining involuntary commitment under the Belgian Mental Health Act of 1990...
- Issues when assessing future supply and requirements of medical workforceDenise Deliège
School of Public Health Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Cah Sociol Demogr Med 42:215-44. 2002
- [Informal health care in Belgium]Maria Isabel Farfan-Portet
Université Catholique de Louvain SESA
Cah Sociol Demogr Med 47:187-214. 2007....
- High and variable use of primary care in prison. A qualitative study to understand help-seeking behaviourJean Marc Feron
Centre Academique de Medecine Generale Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels
Int J Prison Health 4:146-55. 2008..High and variable rates of attendance at GP consultations in prisons are observed. The aim of the study is to have a clearer understanding of social factors influencing inmates' help-seeking behaviour and demand for primary health care...