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Rantakeisu, Ulla
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Rantakeisu, U., Rystedt, I. & Starrin, B. (2014). Economic and social insjustice and its relationships to psychological wellbeing, happiness and shame.. In: : . Paper presented at The 4th European Conference of Social Work Research, 15-17 April, Bolzano, Italy.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Economic and social insjustice and its relationships to psychological wellbeing, happiness and shame.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34378 (URN)
Conference
The 4th European Conference of Social Work Research, 15-17 April, Bolzano, Italy
Available from: 2014-10-15 Created: 2014-10-15 Last updated: 2014-11-07Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. (2013). Arbetslösa unga möter en välfärdsinstitution - om emotioner och institutionell exclusion (1ed.). In: Karlssson, L B, Kuusela, K & Rantakeisu, U (Ed.), Utsatthet, marginalisering och utanförskap: (pp. 129-150). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbetslösa unga möter en välfärdsinstitution - om emotioner och institutionell exclusion
2013 (Swedish)In: Utsatthet, marginalisering och utanförskap / [ed] Karlssson, L B, Kuusela, K & Rantakeisu, U, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2013, 1, p. 129-150Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29864 (URN)978-91-44-07717-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2013-12-09Bibliographically approved
Brandheim, S., Starrin, B. & Rantakeisu, U. (2013). BMI and psychological distress in 68, 000 Swedish adults: A weak association when controlling for an age-gender combination. BMC Public Health, 13, 68
Open this publication in new window or tab >>BMI and psychological distress in 68, 000 Swedish adults: A weak association when controlling for an age-gender combination
2013 (English)In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 13, p. 68-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Study results concerning associations between body mass index (BMI) and psychological distress are conflicting. The purpose of this study was to describe the shape of the association between BMI and psychological distress in a large sample of Swedish adults.

 

Methods

Data was measured with the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12), in 68,311 adults aged 18–74. Self-reported data was derived from a merger of the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Life and Health (Liv och Hälsa) questionnaires focusing general health and living conditions. Logistic regression analysis was used to describe the association between BMI and psychological distress when controlled for age and gender in combination.

 

Results

Women reported an overall higher psychological distress than men. A significant pattern of decreasing psychological distress with increasing age emerged among women in all BMI categories. Trends of this same pattern showed for men. Small or no differences were seen in psychological distress between those in normal weight, overweight, and obesity I categories (among women: 20.4 %, 18.4 %, 20.5 %; among men: 12.8 %, 11.2 %, 12.9 %). For both genders, any notable increase in psychological distress appeared first in the obesity II category (among women: 27.2 %. Among men: 17.8 %).

 

Conclusions

Our results raise questions concerning cultural norms regarding body norms. Does aging increase norm resistance while youth increases norm sensitivity, especially among women? The finding that psychological distress indifference between normal weight and overweight also included the obesity I category should be a point of departure in a search for important cut-off points in the BMI/ psychological distress association.

 

Results

Women reported an overall higher psychological distress than men. A significant pattern of decreasing psychological distress with increasing age emerged among women in all BMI categories. Trends of this same pattern showed for men. Small or no differences were seen in psychological distress between those in normal weight, overweight, and obesity I categories. For both genders, any notable increase in psychological distress appeared first in the obesity II category.

 

Conclusions

Our results raise questions concerning cultural norms regarding body norms. Does aging increase norm resistance while youth increases norm sensitivity, especially among women? The finding that psychological distress indifference between normal weight and overweight also included the obesity I category should be a point of departure in a search for important cut-off points in the BMI/ psychological distress association.

Keywords
BMI, Psychological distress, GHQ-12, Gender, Age
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16009 (URN)10.1186/1471-2458-13-68 (DOI)000314766500001 ()23347701 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2012-11-30 Created: 2012-11-30 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. (2013). Hårda tider - inledning (1ed.). In: Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B, Janson, S & Kalander Blomqvist, M (Ed.), Hårda tider. Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv: (pp. 11-15). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hårda tider - inledning
2013 (Swedish)In: Hårda tider. Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv / [ed] Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B, Janson, S & Kalander Blomqvist, M, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 11-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29837 (URN)978-91-44-09522-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2013-12-09Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. (2013). Om moralism, individualism och konsumism i finanskrisens spår (1ed.). In: Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B, Janson, S & Kalander Blomqvist, M (Ed.), Hårda tider. Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv.: (pp. 83-106). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om moralism, individualism och konsumism i finanskrisens spår
2013 (Swedish)In: Hårda tider. Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv. / [ed] Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B, Janson, S & Kalander Blomqvist, M, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 83-106Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29862 (URN)978-91-44-09522-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2013-12-09Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. & Kalander Blomqvist, M. (2013). Samvarierar finanskris, psykisk ohälsa och självmord? En jämförelse mellan hög- och lågkonjunktur (1ed.). In: Rantakeisu, U, Starrin B, Janson S & Kalander Blomqvist, M (Ed.), Hårda tider: Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv (pp. 67-82). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samvarierar finanskris, psykisk ohälsa och självmord? En jämförelse mellan hög- och lågkonjunktur
2013 (Swedish)In: Hårda tider: Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv / [ed] Rantakeisu, U, Starrin B, Janson S & Kalander Blomqvist, M, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2013, 1, p. 67-82Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29860 (URN)9789144095226 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2017-10-31Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. & Kalander Blomqvist, M. (2013). Samvarierar finanskris, psykisk ohälsa och självmord?: En jämförelse mellan hög- och lågkonjunktur (1ed.). In: Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B , Janson S & Kalander Blomqvist. M (Ed.), Hårda tider: Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv (pp. 67-81). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samvarierar finanskris, psykisk ohälsa och självmord?: En jämförelse mellan hög- och lågkonjunktur
2013 (Swedish)In: Hårda tider: Om ekonomiska kriser ur ett samhällsvetenskapligt perspektiv / [ed] Rantakeisu, U, Starrin, B , Janson S & Kalander Blomqvist. M, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2013, 1, p. 67-81Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29838 (URN)978-91-44-09522-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2017-10-31Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U., Kuusela, K. & Karlsson, L. B. (2013). Social class, gender and emotions - Institutitonal  exclusion at the employment office. In: Transforming Welfare Policies and Practices: . Paper presented at The 3rd European Conference for Social Work Research, 22-22 March 2013, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social class, gender and emotions - Institutitonal  exclusion at the employment office
2013 (English)In: Transforming Welfare Policies and Practices, 2013Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29877 (URN)
Conference
The 3rd European Conference for Social Work Research, 22-22 March 2013, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2013-12-09Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U. (2013). Social utsatthet och marginalisering - en introduktion (1ed.). In: Karlsson, L B, Kuusela, K & Rantakeisu, U (Ed.), Utsatthet, marginalisering och utanförskap: (pp. 17-42). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social utsatthet och marginalisering - en introduktion
2013 (Swedish)In: Utsatthet, marginalisering och utanförskap / [ed] Karlsson, L B, Kuusela, K & Rantakeisu, U, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2013, 1, p. 17-42Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29863 (URN)978-91-44-07717-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2014-10-27Bibliographically approved
Rantakeisu, U., Rystedt, I. & Starrin, B. (2013). The 'disrespect - financial strain' model and its relationships  to psychological  wellbeing and emotions. In: : . Paper presented at 3rd ENSACT Joint European Conference Social Action in Europe, 16 - 19 April 2013, Istanbul, Turkey..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The 'disrespect - financial strain' model and its relationships  to psychological  wellbeing and emotions
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29878 (URN)
Conference
3rd ENSACT Joint European Conference Social Action in Europe, 16 - 19 April 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2015-12-30Bibliographically approved
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