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Does domiciliary welfare rights advice improve health-related quality of life in independent-living, socio-economically disadvantaged people aged ≥60 years? Randomised controlled trial, economic and process evaluations in the North East of England

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Background: There are major socio-economic gradients in health that could be influenced by increasing personal resources. Welfare rights advice can enhance resources but has not been rigorously evaluated for health-related impacts.

Methods: Randomised, wait-list controlled trial with individual allocation, stratified by general practice, of welfare rights advice and assistance with benefit entitlements, delivered in participants’ homes by trained advisors. Control was usual care. P...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0209560

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0000-0002-0033-548X
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0000-0002-8553-249X
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0000-0002-8061-0428
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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0000-0003-1175-3932
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Article number:
e0209560
Publication date:
2019-01-10
Acceptance date:
2018-12-09
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ISSN:
1932-6203
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958938
Language:
English
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2019-01-11

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