This assignment will be looking at the patterns of health and illness amongst the social groups of gender, age, ethnicity, location and social class, in order to identify if there are links between social groups and a population’s state of health/ill health. Women are more likely to develop a cognitive health disorder compared to men. According to The Guardian (2013), ‘women are approximately 75% more likely than men to report recently having suffered from depression, and around 60% more likely to report an anxiety disorder.’ Arguably, this may be because women perform a ‘triple shift’- going to work in the day and coming home to perform domestic work & emotional work; listening to their partner talk about their day & offering them emotional support. This in turn can lead them to becoming depressed, as they have to take on the problems of their partners, as well as their own problems, and feeling like there is no-one else to talk to. Additionally, these figures may be this high, due to women being more likely to go to the doctor when there is something wrong with their health, whereas men will put off going to the doctors.
As childhood progresses, the need for sleep decreases, but in adolescence it increases slightly, to around 9 or 10 hours a night. Circadian rhythms are also known to change which cause teenagers to feel naturally more awake later at night and have more difficulty getting up early (phase delay). A distinguishing feature of adolescent REM sleep is that in males it is sometimes accompanied by orgasm or ejaculation, which is significantly less likely at other ages.
The researchers then correlated the life changes to the illness scores given to the sailors. The researchers found that there was a positive correlation of 0.118 between the life changes and illness scores. The researchers therefore concluded that experiencing life changes increased the chance of stress related illnesses. Michael and Ben-Zur ( 2007) studied 130 participants who were divided equally into males and females so approximately 65 were men and 65 were female. Half of the individuals were divorced and the other half was widowed.
They are happy and comfortable with it, so we must consider this when undertaking their care. 1.2 There are over 17000 younger people with dementia in the UK - however, this number is likely to be an underestimate and the true figures maybe up to three times higher. Data on the numbers of young onset cases are based on referrals to services, which significantly underestimates the numbers because not all of those with early onset dementia seek help early in the disease course (alzheimers.org.uk). There are often long delays in younger people with dementia receiving a diagnosis, improved diagnostic services would help people get access to treatment more quickly and easily. It is important that younger people with dementia get access to a range of services to address their particular needs.
My 92 percentile score in this avoidance category means I scored higher than 92% of a group of 9,207 people that previously took this life styles inventory self evaluation. My backup style is the oppositional thinking style. Human Synergistic International states that a person with the oppositional thinking style is someone that opposes new ideas, look for mistakes, is resistant to change and can be critical of others. My 69 percentile score in this oppositional category means I scored higher than 69% of a group of 9,207 people that previously took this life styles inventory self evaluation. My limiting style I feel is the “Humanistic-Encouraging” way of thinking.
They specifically looked at the dependence symptoms, driving after drinking, and productivity losses broken down by male/female and officer/enlisted ranks. This study showed that although men reported more binge drinking, women demonstrated the same or higher levels of alcohol dependency and were more likely to cause a loss of productivity in their work. Women also were at a higher risk of developing alcohol related problems than men. They concluded that the military needs to do a better job conducting preventative treatment when service members return from combat and recommended that physical and psychological health reassessments are given to service members within three to six months upon returning state side to help identify those members that may at-risk or who need to seek immediate
Running Head: GENDER DIFFERENCES Gender Differences in Short-Term Memory SC-PNG-0000009299 Alwin Aanand Thomson American Degree Program SEGi College Penang Abstract Females have a stronger short-term memory than males. To test short-term memory, I created an experiment in which the subject would be asked to recall a list of ten terms. On average, females remembered a greater percentage of the terms than males. Women were more likely to come up with a creative way to remember the terms, revealing a better ability to adapt and respond to uncertainty. Men are often hired over women, and men make more money than women.
Assess the sociological explainations of why girls acheive better results than boys (20 marks) There are many reasons why girls do better than boys in education . It is proven that boys mature later than girls and that girls are often ahead in language, it is said that at the age of 11 average boy is 9 months behind an average girl. Female expectation and behaviour also contribute to the fact that statistically girls are doing better than boys and I will now develop and assess some of these factors. Women expectations and plans for the future have changed over time. Sue Sharpe (1976) have carried a survey which led to her discovering that girls priorities were marrige and family over career and education however when repeated in 1994,
This sequence repeats, with each cycle, lasting about 90 minutes. By gaining this newfound knowledge of sleep, I have reevaluated my sleep routine and tried to manage a healthier lifestyle. I have learned that a possible reason for tiredness during the day could be because of inadequate sleep. This can lead to insomnia; which is caused by various factors including noise, temperature, stress, pain, diet, and medications. So I will try to find the reason for my tiredness during the day and make the appropriate adjustments to accommodate my lack of sleep.
Obesity itself cannot solely be blamed on the high consumption of soda or sugary-drinks, but there is a strong correlation between the two. Boston Children’s Hospital preformed a study with 224 overweight, or obese, high school students. Half of the recipients received free home deliveries of zero-calorie drinks along with water; others received a fifty dollar gift card. According to this study, “after one year, the gift card recipients had gained more weight than those who got the calorie-free drinks” (“Getting Fat on Sugary-Drinks” 8). The evidence provided in this study concludes that soda can be a leading factor in obesity rates, and that water or lower-calorie drinks can help prevent obesity.