K Hunt

Summary

Affiliation: University of Glasgow
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Parents' champions vs. vested interests: who do parents believe about MMR? A qualitative study
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:42. 2007
  2. pmc Symptom experience and subsequent mortality: results from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, Scotland, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:158. 2006
  3. pmc Re-evaluating gender and smoking in Thunderbirds 35 years on
    K Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Tob Control 11:151-3. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint A generation apart? Gender-related experiences and health in women in early and late mid-life
    Kate Hunt
    MRC Medical Sociology Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 54:663-76. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Contextualizing smoking: masculinity, femininity and class differences in smoking in men and women from three generations in the west of Scotland
    Kate Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow University, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Health Educ Res 19:239-49. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Lay constructions of a family history of heart disease: potential for misunderstandings in the clinical encounter?
    K Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, G12 8RZ, Glasgow, UK
    Lancet 357:1168-71. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and Irish Catholic descent in Britain: relating health disadvantage to behaviour
    J Abbotts
    MRC Medical Sociology Unit, University of Glasgow
    Ethn Health 4:221-30. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Do women 'over-report' morbidity? Men's and women's responses to structured prompting on a standard question on long standing illness
    S Macintyre
    MRC Medical Sociology Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:89-98. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Problematizing gender, work and health: the relationship between gender, occupational grade, working conditions and minor morbidity in full-time bank employees
    C Emslie
    MRC Medical Sociology Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:33-48. 1999
  10. pmc "Unwarranted survivals" and "anomalous deaths" from coronary heart disease: prospective survey of general population
    A McConnachie
    Department of General Practice, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 0RR, UK
    BMJ 323:1487-91. 2001

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Parents' champions vs. vested interests: who do parents believe about MMR? A qualitative study
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 7:42. 2007
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to examine parents' views on the role the media, politicians and health professionals have played in providing credible evidence about MMR safety...
  2. pmc Symptom experience and subsequent mortality: results from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study
    Alison M Elliott
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, Scotland, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:158. 2006
    ..One study has suggested that the number of symptoms people experience may be an important predictor of mortality. This novel and potentially important finding may have important implications but needs to be tested in other cohorts...
  3. pmc Re-evaluating gender and smoking in Thunderbirds 35 years on
    K Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Tob Control 11:151-3. 2002
    ..The rescreening of a cult children's puppet show made originally in the 1960s, showing the main characters smoking on occasion, raises questions over the appropriateness of such images for today's young viewers...
  4. ncbi request reprint A generation apart? Gender-related experiences and health in women in early and late mid-life
    Kate Hunt
    MRC Medical Sociology Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 54:663-76. 2002
    ..Whilst on the one hand these data suggest the importance of taking more account of the broader (social, historical or political) context, the analysis also highlights the methodological problems posed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Contextualizing smoking: masculinity, femininity and class differences in smoking in men and women from three generations in the west of Scotland
    Kate Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow University, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Health Educ Res 19:239-49. 2004
    ..These results are discussed in the context of continuing use of gendered imagery to exploit new markets in the developing world...
  6. ncbi request reprint Lay constructions of a family history of heart disease: potential for misunderstandings in the clinical encounter?
    K Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, G12 8RZ, Glasgow, UK
    Lancet 357:1168-71. 2001
    ..However, there has been no systematic investigation of which factors affect whether people regard themselves as having a family history of CHDor not...
  7. ncbi request reprint Morbidity and Irish Catholic descent in Britain: relating health disadvantage to behaviour
    J Abbotts
    MRC Medical Sociology Unit, University of Glasgow
    Ethn Health 4:221-30. 1999
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  8. ncbi request reprint Do women 'over-report' morbidity? Men's and women's responses to structured prompting on a standard question on long standing illness
    S Macintyre
    MRC Medical Sociology Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:89-98. 1999
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Problematizing gender, work and health: the relationship between gender, occupational grade, working conditions and minor morbidity in full-time bank employees
    C Emslie
    MRC Medical Sociology Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Soc Sci Med 48:33-48. 1999
    ..However, we conclude that the gendered nature of much of adult life, including paid work, continues to shape the experiences and health of men and women at the end of the twentieth century...
  10. pmc "Unwarranted survivals" and "anomalous deaths" from coronary heart disease: prospective survey of general population
    A McConnachie
    Department of General Practice, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 0RR, UK
    BMJ 323:1487-91. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Differences in survival between these extreme risk groups are dramatic. Health promotion messages would be more credible if they discussed anomalies and the limits of prediction of coronary disease at an individual level...
  11. pmc Reporting of MMR evidence in professional publications: 1988-2007
    S Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Arch Dis Child 94:831-3. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Gaps in parental understandings and experiences of vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study
    S Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 33:170-9. 2007
    ..To explore parents' understandings of the diseases included in the current UK Childhood Immunization Programme (CIP), and the role of first- and second-hand experiences of these diseases in assessments of their severity...
  13. ncbi request reprint The wealthy get healthy, the poor get poorly? Lay perceptions of health inequalities
    Rosemary Davidson
    Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:2171-82. 2006
    ..We discuss these findings in the light of the methodological challenges presented for pursuing such research...
  14. ncbi request reprint Self-managing and managing self: practical and moral dilemmas in accounts of living with chronic illness
    Anne Townsend
    W Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia, 235 6356 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2
    Chronic Illn 2:185-94. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to illuminate how people negotiate multiple chronic illness, and everyday life...
  15. pmc The psychosocial versus material hypothesis to explain observed inequality in disability among older adults: data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study
    Joy A Adamson
    University of York, York, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:974-80. 2006
    ..The possible mechanisms for explaining health inequality are subject to debate. This study considers the roles of psychosocial and material mechanisms in observed inequalities in disability among older people...
  16. ncbi request reprint How similar are the smoking and drinking habits of men and women in non-manual jobs?
    Carol Emslie
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12, 8RZ, UK
    Eur J Public Health 12:22-8. 2002
    ..This paper explores whether gender differences in these behaviours persist or disappear among men and women occupying similar social roles: working in the same non-manual jobs in Britain...
  17. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of depression and cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress: evidence from a population study
    Douglas Carroll
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Biol Psychol 75:68-74. 2007
    ..The direction of association was opposite to that which would be expected if excessive reactivity were to mediate the association between depression and cardiovascular disease outcomes or if they shared common antecedents...
  18. pmc MMR: marginalised, misrepresented and rejected? Autism: a focus group study
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, UK
    Arch Dis Child 92:322-7. 2007
    ..To explore how the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine controversy impacted on the lives of parents caring for children with autism...
  19. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in mental health: evidence from three organisations
    Carol Emslie
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Soc Sci Med 54:621-4. 2002
    ..We conclude that generalisations about gender differences in minor psychiatric morbidity can be unhelpful, as these differences may vary depending on the context of the study...
  20. ncbi request reprint Decreased risk of death from coronary heart disease amongst men with higher 'femininity' scores: a general population cohort study
    Kate Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 36:612-20. 2007
    ..g. smoking), but psychological factors and broader social constructions of gender are rarely considered...
  21. pmc Exploring men's and women's experiences of depression and engagement with health professionals: more similarities than differences? A qualitative interview study
    Carol Emslie
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 8:43. 2007
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  22. ncbi request reprint 'It's caveman stuff, but that is to a certain extent how guys still operate': men's accounts of masculinity and help seeking
    Rosaleen O'Brien
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Soc Sci Med 61:503-16. 2005
    ..g. working as a fire-fighter, or maintaining sexual performance or function). Few other studies have emphasised how men negotiate deviations from the hegemonic view of help-seeking...
  23. ncbi request reprint 'Combined vaccines are like a sudden onslaught to the body's immune system': parental concerns about vaccine 'overload' and 'immune-vulnerability'
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Vaccine 24:4321-7. 2006
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint 'Radical blueprint for social change'? Media representations of New Labour's policies on public health
    Rosemary Davidson
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow
    Sociol Health Illn 25:532-52. 2003
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  25. ncbi request reprint Men's accounts of depression: reconstructing or resisting hegemonic masculinity?
    Carol Emslie
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:2246-57. 2006
    ..Health professionals need to be aware of the issues raised by men's narratives which emphasise control, strength and responsibility to others...
  26. ncbi request reprint Frequent attendance, socioeconomic status and burden of ill health. An investigation in the west of Scotland
    Sally Wyke
    Scottish School of Primary Care, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur J Gen Pract 9:48-55. 2003
    ..To investigate whether associations between frequent attendance in general practice and socioeconomic circumstances remain significant after taking detailed account of underlying ill health, perceived social support and social isolation...
  27. pmc Problem drinking and exceeding guidelines for 'sensible' alcohol consumption in Scottish men: associations with life course socioeconomic disadvantage in a population-based cohort study
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:302. 2008
    ..If public health interventions are to be successfully implemented, it is first important to identify correlates of such behaviours, including socioeconomic disadvantage. This was the aim of the present study...
  28. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure reactions to stress and the prediction of future blood pressure: effects of sex, age, and socioeconomic position
    Douglas Carroll
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England
    Psychosom Med 65:1058-64. 2003
    ..This epidemiological study examined whether the magnitude of blood pressure reactions to mental stress was associated with future blood pressure and whether the strength of association was affected by sex, age, and socioeconomic position...
  29. ncbi request reprint Gender, work-home conflict, and morbidity amongst white-collar bank employees in the United Kingdom
    Carol Emslie
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Int J Behav Med 11:127-34. 2004
    ..These associations were equally strong for men and women. Our results suggest that work-home conflict is a problem for men as well as women...
  30. ncbi request reprint Association between measures of morbidity and locomotor disability: diagnosis alone is not enough
    Joy Adamson
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, BS8 2PR Bristol, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:1355-60. 2003
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  31. pmc Frequent consulting and multiple morbidity: a qualitative comparison of 'high' and 'low' consulters of GPs
    Anne Townsend
    The W Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T1Z2, Canada
    Fam Pract 25:168-75. 2008
    ..It is not known how the impact of multiple conditions, the ability to self-manage and patient perception of the GP consultation combines to influence consulting frequency...
  32. ncbi request reprint Have men been overlooked? A comparison of young men and women's experiences of chemotherapy-induced alopecia
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Psychooncology 17:577-83. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to compare men and women's accounts of chemotherapy-induced alopecia...
  33. doi request reprint Caregiving is associated with low secretion rates of immunoglobulin A in saliva
    Stephen Gallagher
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, England, United Kingdom
    Brain Behav Immun 22:565-72. 2008
    ..These findings resonate with those from other studies using different immune outcomes. Considered together, it is clear that that the chronic stress of caregiving has widespread effects on immunity...
  34. ncbi request reprint Location, location, location: the role of experience of disadvantage in lay perceptions of area inequalities in health
    Rosemary Davidson
    Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness, Sub Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Health Place 14:167-81. 2008
    ..We conclude by discussing some methodological and contextual features of our study which may explain why our findings both support and challenge those from earlier studies...
  35. ncbi request reprint The effects of the spontaneous presence of a spouse/partner and others on cardiovascular reactions to an acute psychological challenge
    Anna C Phillips
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Psychophysiology 43:633-40. 2006
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  36. ncbi request reprint Potential barriers to prevention of cancers and to early cancer detection among Irish people living in Britain: a qualitative study
    Karen Scanlon
    Breast Cancer Care, Kiln House, 210 New Kings Road, London SW6 4NZ, UK
    Ethn Health 11:325-41. 2006
    ..To identify and explore explanatory models of cancer among Irish and white British people living in Britain...
  37. ncbi request reprint Sex, gender role orientation, gender role attitudes and suicidal thoughts in three generations. A general population study
    Kate Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, SCO, G12 8RZ, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:641-7. 2006
    ..Relatively little research has explored the relationship between gender role attitudes and orientation and suicidal behaviours and ideation. Most research in this area has been conducted with young people...
  38. ncbi request reprint Life events and hemodynamic stress reactivity in the middle-aged and elderly
    Douglas Carroll
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England
    Psychophysiology 42:269-76. 2005
    ..The present results suggest that acute stress reactivity may not be independent of stressful life events experience...
  39. pmc Managing multiple morbidity in mid-life: a qualitative study of attitudes to drug use
    Anne Townsend
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 327:837. 2003
    ..To examine attitudes towards drug use among middle aged respondents with high levels of chronic morbidity...