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Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes

  1. Hilary Thomson1,*,
  2. Sian Thomas1,
  3. Eva Sellstrom2,
  4. Mark Petticrew3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Public Health Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008657.pub2


How to Cite

Thomson H, Thomas S, Sellstrom E, Petticrew M. Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD008657. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008657.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medical Research Council, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK

  2. 2

    Mid Sweden University, Department of Health Sciences, Östersund, Sweden

  3. 3

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Social & Environmental Health Research, Faculty of Public Health & Policy, London, UK

*Hilary Thomson, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK. hilary@sphsu.mrc.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
Allen 2005 {published data only}
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Allen 2005a {published data only}
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Ambrose 2000 {published data only}
  • Ambrose P. 'I mustn't laugh too much': housing and health on the Limehouse Fields and Ocean Estates in Stepney. Available online (http://www.brighton.ac.uk/sass/research/publications/pa52/Laugh_Too_Much.pdf). Vol. London Borough of Tower Hamlets SRB Programme. First report of project HC4- the health gain survey, University of Sussex: Brighton: Centre for Urban and Regional Research, 1996.
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Aziz 1990 {published data only}
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Barnes 2003 {published data only}
  • Barnes R. Housing and health uncovered. Available online (http://www.sbhg.co.uk/NR/rdonlyres/3291AD65-81F9-4409-BBC9-DB27C40AC2AF/1015/HealthandHousingUncovered.pdf). London: Shepherd's Bush Housing Association, 2003.
Barton 2007 {published data only}
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Blackman 2001 {published data only}
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Braubach 2008 {published data only}
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Breysse 2011 {published data only}
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Critchley 2004 {published data only}
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Evans 2000 {published data only}
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Howden-Chapman 2007 {published data only}
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Howden-Chapman 2008 {published data only}
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Iversen 1986 {published data only}
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Kearns 2008 {published and unpublished data}
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Lloyd 2008 {published data only}
  • Lloyd EL, McCormack C, McKeever M, Syme M. The effect of improving the thermal quality of cold housing on blood pressure and general health: a research note. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2008;62(9):793-7.
McGonigle 1936 {published data only}
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Molnar 2010 {published data only}
Osman 2010 {published data only}
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Platt 2007 {published data only}
  • Platt S, Mitchell R, Petticrew M, Walker J, Hopton J, Martin C, et al. The Scottish Executive Central Heating Programme: assessing impacts on health. Research Findings 239. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive: Social Research Development Department, 2007.
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Rojas de Arias 1999 {published data only}
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Shortt 2007 {published data only}
  • Rugkåsa J, Shortt N, Boydell L. Engaging communities: an evaluation of a community development model for tackling rural fuel poverty (http://www.inispho.org/phis/catalogue/resdetails.php?resID=245, accessed 2/08/07). Belfast: Institute of Public Health in Ireland, 2004.
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Somerville 2000 {published data only}
  • Somerville M, Basham M, Foy C, Ballinger G, Gay T, Barton AG, et al. From local concern to randomized trial: the Watcombe Housing Project. Health Expectations 2002;5(2):127-35.
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Spiegel 2003 {published data only}
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Thomas 2005 {published data only}
  • Huxley P, Evans S, Leese M, Gately C, Rogers A, Thomas R, et al. Urban regeneration and mental health. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2004;39(4):280-5.
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Thomson 2007 {published data only}
Wells 2000 {published data only}
  • Wells N. Housing quality and women's mental health: a 3 wave longitudinal study (conference proceeding). European Network for Housing Research Conference: Housing in the 21st century: Fragmentation and Reorientation. Gävle, Sweden: ENHR, 2000.
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Wilner 1960 {published data only}
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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. References to ongoing studies
  5. Additional references
  6. References to other published versions of this review
Aiga 2002 {published data only}
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Allen 2011 {published data only}
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Bailie 2012 {published data only}
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Burr 2007 {published data only}
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Butala 2010 {published data only}
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Caldwell 2001 {published data only}
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Cattaneo 2007 {published data only}
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Choudhary 2002 {published data only}
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Coggon 1991 {published data only}
Eick 2011 {published data only}
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El Ansari 2008 {published data only}
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Ferguson 1954 {published data only}
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Green 1999 {published data only}
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Heyman 2011 {published data only}
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Jackson 2011 {published and unpublished data}
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Jones 1999 {published data only}
Kahlmeier 2001 {published data only}
Keatinge 1989 {published data only}
Kovesi 2009 {published data only}
Marsh 1999 {published data only}
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Meddings 2004 {published data only}
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Pholeros 1993 {published data only}
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Roder 2008 {published data only}
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Smith 1997 {published data only}
Telfar-Barnard 2011 {published data only}
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Vyas 1998 {published data only}
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Wambem 1973 {published data only}
Warm Front 2008 {published data only}
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Warner 2000 {published data only}
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Westaway 2007 {published data only}
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