The role of individual and neighborhood characteristics on mental health after a period of economic crisis in the lisbon region (Portugal): a multilevel analysis

Adriana Loureiro, Paula Santana, Carla Nunes, Ricardo Almendra

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Abstract

Mental health is an intrinsic dimension of health influenced by individual and contextual factors. This cross-sectional study analyzes the association between the individual, neighborhood characteristics, and one’s self-assessed mental health status in the Lisbon region after an economic crisis. Via the application of multilevel regression models, the study assesses the link between one’s neighborhood environment—deprivation, low self-assessed social capital, and low self-assessed satisfaction with the area of residence—and mental health regardless of one’s individual characteristics. Constraints related to the economic crisis play an important role in the explanation of poor mental health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2647
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume16
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Economic crisis
  • Mental health
  • Mental health determinants
  • Neighborhood environment
  • Portugal

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