Long-term health consequences of movement restrictions for palestinians, 1987-2011

Clea A. McNeely, Brian K. Barber, Rita Giacaman, Robert F. Belli, Mahmoud Daher

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Objectives: Toestimate the long-term association between Israeli-imposed restrictions on travel for medical care in the occupied Palestinian territory and health status in adulthood. Methods: Using event history calendar methods, we collected annual data from 1987 to 2011 from a representative sample of 1778 Palestinians aged 32 to 43 years and analyzed the subsample of whomever had a serious medical condition and needed to travel for medical care (n =246; contributing 1163 person-years). We used ordered logistic regression with person-year data to test the association between movement restrictions from 1987 to 2011 and health status in 2011. Results: Two thirds (65%; n =161) of participants reported travel restrictions, and 38% (n =92) reported ever being barred from travel for medical care. Compared with study participants who experiencednotravel restrictions inayear (n=559 person-years), those who were barred from travel in that same year (n=122 person-years) reported worse self-rated health (57% vs 22% reported bad or very bad self-rated health; P<.05) and greater limits on daily functioning caused by physical health (41% vs 16% reported regular limits; P <.05). Conclusions: Being barred from travel for medical care was associated with poor health as long as 25 years later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume108
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

Fingerprint

Health
Health Status
Logistic Models
Calendars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Long-term health consequences of movement restrictions for palestinians, 1987-2011. / McNeely, Clea A.; Barber, Brian K.; Giacaman, Rita; Belli, Robert F.; Daher, Mahmoud.

In: American journal of public health, Vol. 108, No. 1, 01.2018, p. 77-83.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

McNeely, Clea A. ; Barber, Brian K. ; Giacaman, Rita ; Belli, Robert F. ; Daher, Mahmoud. / Long-term health consequences of movement restrictions for palestinians, 1987-2011. In: American journal of public health. 2018 ; Vol. 108, No. 1. pp. 77-83.
@article{47fd470f6d9d4e31866fae4efa3917b2,
title = "Long-term health consequences of movement restrictions for palestinians, 1987-2011",
abstract = "Objectives: Toestimate the long-term association between Israeli-imposed restrictions on travel for medical care in the occupied Palestinian territory and health status in adulthood. Methods: Using event history calendar methods, we collected annual data from 1987 to 2011 from a representative sample of 1778 Palestinians aged 32 to 43 years and analyzed the subsample of whomever had a serious medical condition and needed to travel for medical care (n =246; contributing 1163 person-years). We used ordered logistic regression with person-year data to test the association between movement restrictions from 1987 to 2011 and health status in 2011. Results: Two thirds (65{\%}; n =161) of participants reported travel restrictions, and 38{\%} (n =92) reported ever being barred from travel for medical care. Compared with study participants who experiencednotravel restrictions inayear (n=559 person-years), those who were barred from travel in that same year (n=122 person-years) reported worse self-rated health (57{\%} vs 22{\%} reported bad or very bad self-rated health; P<.05) and greater limits on daily functioning caused by physical health (41{\%} vs 16{\%} reported regular limits; P <.05). Conclusions: Being barred from travel for medical care was associated with poor health as long as 25 years later.",
author = "McNeely, {Clea A.} and Barber, {Brian K.} and Rita Giacaman and Belli, {Robert F.} and Mahmoud Daher",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
doi = "10.2105/AJPH.2017.304043",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "108",
pages = "77--83",
journal = "American Journal of Public Health",
issn = "0090-0036",
publisher = "American Public Health Association Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Long-term health consequences of movement restrictions for palestinians, 1987-2011

AU - McNeely, Clea A.

AU - Barber, Brian K.

AU - Giacaman, Rita

AU - Belli, Robert F.

AU - Daher, Mahmoud

PY - 2018/1

Y1 - 2018/1

N2 - Objectives: Toestimate the long-term association between Israeli-imposed restrictions on travel for medical care in the occupied Palestinian territory and health status in adulthood. Methods: Using event history calendar methods, we collected annual data from 1987 to 2011 from a representative sample of 1778 Palestinians aged 32 to 43 years and analyzed the subsample of whomever had a serious medical condition and needed to travel for medical care (n =246; contributing 1163 person-years). We used ordered logistic regression with person-year data to test the association between movement restrictions from 1987 to 2011 and health status in 2011. Results: Two thirds (65%; n =161) of participants reported travel restrictions, and 38% (n =92) reported ever being barred from travel for medical care. Compared with study participants who experiencednotravel restrictions inayear (n=559 person-years), those who were barred from travel in that same year (n=122 person-years) reported worse self-rated health (57% vs 22% reported bad or very bad self-rated health; P<.05) and greater limits on daily functioning caused by physical health (41% vs 16% reported regular limits; P <.05). Conclusions: Being barred from travel for medical care was associated with poor health as long as 25 years later.

AB - Objectives: Toestimate the long-term association between Israeli-imposed restrictions on travel for medical care in the occupied Palestinian territory and health status in adulthood. Methods: Using event history calendar methods, we collected annual data from 1987 to 2011 from a representative sample of 1778 Palestinians aged 32 to 43 years and analyzed the subsample of whomever had a serious medical condition and needed to travel for medical care (n =246; contributing 1163 person-years). We used ordered logistic regression with person-year data to test the association between movement restrictions from 1987 to 2011 and health status in 2011. Results: Two thirds (65%; n =161) of participants reported travel restrictions, and 38% (n =92) reported ever being barred from travel for medical care. Compared with study participants who experiencednotravel restrictions inayear (n=559 person-years), those who were barred from travel in that same year (n=122 person-years) reported worse self-rated health (57% vs 22% reported bad or very bad self-rated health; P<.05) and greater limits on daily functioning caused by physical health (41% vs 16% reported regular limits; P <.05). Conclusions: Being barred from travel for medical care was associated with poor health as long as 25 years later.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85037869704&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85037869704&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304043

DO - 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304043

M3 - Article

C2 - 29161067

AN - SCOPUS:85037869704

VL - 108

SP - 77

EP - 83

JO - American Journal of Public Health

JF - American Journal of Public Health

SN - 0090-0036

IS - 1

ER -