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Approved research

Residential Relocation and Adjustment Parameters: the role of geo-enviromental, biological, psychosocial, behavioural and demographic factors as moderators of trend

Principal Investigator: Dr Kevin Cheng
Approved Research ID: 37277
Approval date: September 1st 2015

Lay summary

1. to examine the patterns and rate of readjustment after relocation. 2. to better understand the factors that make people vulnerable to readjustment. The factors are: geographical, environmental, demographic, biological, psychosocial, and behavioural factors as moderators of trend. The study examines the variation of readjustment parameters as a function of the `Length of time at current address`. Re-Adjustment refers to self-report on mental health (e.g., Life Satisfaction, Depression signs) and others measures (e.g., Sleep, Alcohol consumption, Smoking, Diet and Physical Activity, Internet Connectivity, Air Quality). Experience from relocation can lead to psychological stress, which is an common occurrence throughout ones' lives. Further, various physical and behavioural problems could be manifested as a result. These two health issues are the core concerns of the UK-Biobank. The study models the consequence (i.e., behavioural and psychological health indicators) of relocation along the `Length of time at current address`. Traditionally, people began to adjusted at the low end of the recovery level but gradually improve in a linear or curvilinear manner. However, factors internal and/ or external to the person may hinder the rate of recovery. Past research have identified these factors to be either environmental, geographical, social or biological influences. The present study examines how these factors impact on the pattern and rate of recovery. Age-cohort differences will also be explored. A full cohort is required because locality or the local of respondents are factored in the multi-level analysis.