Social Determinants of Health Assessment
Helps professionals assess an individual’s social determinants of health based on lifestyle and personal aspects as well as family history of diseases.
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According to the World Health Organisation, SDHs are defined as non-medical factors that can influence health outcomes. They contribute to wide health disparities and inequities range from the conditions in which people are born, grow, live and age to the wider influences that shape conditions of daily living.
SDHs may be categorised in the following domains:
- Economic Stability
- Education Access and Quality
- Health Care Access and Quality
- Neighbourhood and Built Environment
- Social and Community Context
Social determinants were also found to be more important than health care or lifestyle choices in influencing health so addressing them appropriately in healthcare is fundamental for improving health and quality of life of patients.
The above SDH form aids in evaluating a range of social determinants from the following categories:
- Quality of housing conditions;
- Access to food;
- Transport limitations preventing one from accessing health;
- Access to basic utilities;
- Childcare access limitations;
- Education and employment status;
- Financial status;
- Personal safety;
- Family history of health conditions.