101236: The Effects of Marriage on Health

A Synthesis of Recent Research Evidence

About the Course:

This course is based on a newly issued report that summarizes recent research regarding the effects of marriage on health. This synthesis finds that marriage has positive effects on certain health-related outcomes, such as depression and heavy drinking. For many other health outcomes, the effects of marriage remain largely unaddressed by rigorous research.

Publication Date:

June 19,2007

Authors

Wood, Robert G.; Goesling, Brian; Avellar, Sarah

About the Authors:

MPR Staff

MPR Staff

MPR Staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers and nurses who seek knowledge about the effects marriage can have on both mental and physical health. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the effects marriage was found to have on behaviors relating to recognized health factors.

  2. Analyze and evaluate information presented regarding the effects of marriage on healthcare access, use, and costs.

  3. Identify how and why materials to be utilized as part of this report were chosen.

  4. Demonstrate familiarity with the effects marriage was found to have on mental and physical health.

  5. Summarize information presented regarding directions for future research regarding the overall effects of marriage on health.

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