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Older LGBT+ Health Inequalities in the United Kingdom : Setting a Research Agenda. / Westwood, Susan; Willis, Paul; Fish, Julie; Hafford-Letchfield, Trish; Semlyen, Joanne; KIng, Andrew; Beach, Brian; Almack, Kathryn; Kneale, Dylan; Toze, Michael; Becares, Laia.

In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 10.02.2020.

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Harvard

Westwood, S, Willis, P, Fish, J, Hafford-Letchfield, T, Semlyen, J, KIng, A, Beach, B, Almack, K, Kneale, D, Toze, M & Becares, L 2020, 'Older LGBT+ Health Inequalities in the United Kingdom: Setting a Research Agenda', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

APA

Westwood, S., Willis, P., Fish, J., Hafford-Letchfield, T., Semlyen, J., KIng, A., ... Becares, L. (Accepted/In press). Older LGBT+ Health Inequalities in the United Kingdom: Setting a Research Agenda. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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Westwood S, Willis P, Fish J, Hafford-Letchfield T, Semlyen J, KIng A et al. Older LGBT+ Health Inequalities in the United Kingdom: Setting a Research Agenda. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2020 Feb 10.

Author

Westwood, Susan ; Willis, Paul ; Fish, Julie ; Hafford-Letchfield, Trish ; Semlyen, Joanne ; KIng, Andrew ; Beach, Brian ; Almack, Kathryn ; Kneale, Dylan ; Toze, Michael ; Becares, Laia. / Older LGBT+ Health Inequalities in the United Kingdom : Setting a Research Agenda. In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2020.

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abstract = "Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ (LGBT+) people report poorer health than the general population and worse experiences of healthcare particularly cancer, palliative/end-of-life, dementia and mental health provision. This is attributable to: a) social inequalities, including ‘minority stress’; b) associated health-risk behaviours (e.g. smoking, excessive drug/alcohol use, obesity); c) loneliness and isolation, affecting physical/mental health and mortality; d) anticipated/experienced discrimination and e) inadequate understandings of needs among healthcare providers. Older LGBT+ people are particularly affected, due to the effects of both cumulative disadvantage and ageing. There is a need for greater and more robust research data to support growing international and national government initiatives aimed at addressing these health inequalities. We identify seven key research strategies: 1) Production of large datasets; 2) Comparative data collection; 3) Addressing diversity and intersectionality among LGBT+ older people; 4) Investigation of healthcare services’ capacity to deliver LGBT+ affirmative healthcare and associated education and training needs; 5) Identification of effective health promotion and/or treatment interventions for older LGBT+ people, and sub-groups within this umbrella category; 6) Development an (older) LGBT+ health equity model; 7) Utilisation of social justice concepts to ensure meaningful, change-orientated data production which will inform and support government policy, health promotion and healthcare interventions.",
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AU - Semlyen, Joanne

AU - KIng, Andrew

AU - Beach, Brian

AU - Almack, Kathryn

AU - Kneale, Dylan

AU - Toze, Michael

AU - Becares, Laia

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