Analyzing an Issue or Event in Wellness Through the Lenses of the Natural and Applied Science. There is a strong link between mental health and physical health, but little is known about the pathways from one to the other. We analyse the direct and indirect effects of past mental health on present physical health and past physical health on present mental health using lifestyle choices and social capital in a mediation framework. We use data on 10,693 individuals aged 50 years and over from six waves (2002–2012) of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Mental health is measured by the Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES) and physical health by the Activities of Daily Living (ADL). We find significant direct and indirect effects for both forms of health, with indirect effects explaining 10% of the effect of past mental health on physical health and 8% of the effect of past physical health on mental health. Physical activity is the largest contributor to the indirect effects. There are stronger indirect effects for males in mental health (9.9%) and for older age groups in mental health (13.6%) and in physical health (12.6%).
Analyzing an Issue or Event in Wellness
Please follow this instruction carefully along with the instruction attached. My selected issue to analyze is DIPRESSION! This module analyzes wellness through the perspective of the social sciences with a focus on economics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Some of you have particular interests in these areas, so that is exciting! For those of you who have been confused at times between social sciences and humanities, here’s a chance to dive in deeper to see where social sciences deals with human behavior and social relationships.
Umbrella that says social science and has descriptive words beneath it describing social science fields of study
Economics: Discuss the relationship between economics, business concepts (e.g., targeted marketing), and wellness.
Psychology: Discuss the relationship between mental health and wellness.
Anthropology: Discuss the relationship between cultural background and wellness.
Sociology: Discuss the relationship between social status, education, and wellness