Start Date September 2006
Completion Date June 2009
Grant Holders: National Centre for Social Research
Main Contact Jenny Harris, Senior Researcher
While there is an established evidence base for the link between poor physical health and fuel poverty, there is a lack of robust research exploring fuel poverty’s association with poor mental health. This study involves secondary analysis of data from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2006/7 (APMS). The APMS is part of a series of surveys that provides the key national statistics on community mental health rates, by using specific psychiatric assessments rather than general mental health indicators. Analysis will focus on the relationship between mental health and various measures of fuel poverty, housing characteristics, and other aspects of financial strain.
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