Pfizer Health Index 20149/10/14
Almost 3 in 10 adults indicate that the recession has had an impact on their personal health. Those who were more likely to have experienced some form of impact are aged between 35 and 64 years old, and more likely to be from lower socio-economic groups.
Pfizer Health Index 201323/09/13
93% of people agree with the statement ‘Mental Health problems (depression, anxiety, etc.) are common in Ireland’, while 25% of people indicate that someone in their immediate family/friends has experienced problems with mental health.
2012 Pfizer Health Index23/09/12
A seventh annual review of the Irish populations health perceptions and experience, incorporating a deeper focus on health in old age and attitudes to ageing, specifically among older adults in Ireland. Each of our Pfizer indexes has focussed in depth on a specific demographic group, as well as delving in depth into illness experience and incidences and exploring interaction with medical services. Previous years have looked in greater focus at women, men, and immigrants but the current study has taken a detailed look at over 65s, the group now set to dominate numerically in Ireland in future years. Ageing is largely a positive experience and many evidently re-evaluate their lives and expectations in later years and come to terms with age. Most develop a positive and quite upbeat outlook, despite higher illness incidences. However, independence remains a key requirement and most older adults are quite opposed to the idea of living in a retirement home. The broader health index illustrates a general upswing in health perceptions and hints towards possible end-of-recession optimism. However, it also details a profound collapse in private medical insurance cover and describes a fall-off in footfall to GP surgeries and indeed to private hospitals. The study was released in late september, and has again been generously funded and lead by Pfizer and has been shared with many patient and disease groups, as well as other stakeholders This year it was designed to coincide with positive ageing week, and was jointly launched by Age Action Ireland and Pfizer, and the broadcaster Micheal O’Muircheartaigh.
Irish Global Health Report 201128/11/11
39% claimed that the Irish healthcare system was in a state of crisis, while 37% approved of the healthcare system management.
Health in the Workplace23/10/11
“A new study among HR managers in Ireland emphasises how the approach to health in the workplace by employers needs to broaden and expand, with employees ever more needy in the deepening recession”
Pfizer Health Index 201123/10/11
“The sixth Pfizer Health Index, which provides the most respected Barometer of Health Status and wellbeing in Ireland today, illustrates the rising impact of the recession and the related downward spiral of health indicators. The study has a particular focus on female health and was launched on October 24th”
The 2011 Lundbeck Mental Health Barometer23/07/11
The 2011 Lundbeck Mental Health Barometer, the sixth in a series, illustrates a growing acceptance of the prevalence of mental health conditions in Ireland, but a continuing and deepening unease about facing up to these when confronted by them in everyday life. An unusual facet in 2011, as the recession deepens, is an escalating view that depression is primarily a male and youth phenomenon, illustrating a heightened probability of a more simplistic (and probably incorrect) interpretation of depression and its causes. This also suggests that society may be less conscious of or sensitive to female and older experience of depression.
Pfizer Health Index 201023/06/10
The 2010 Pfizer Index, in its fifth year of publication, adopts a specific focus on the impact on health of the ongoing recession.
Mind Yourself – The Lundbeck Mental Health Barometer13/04/06
An overview of depression and mental illness in Ireland.
Pfizer Health Index, Benchmark23/03/06
A detailed study of the state of the nations health, incorporating an overview of the numbers suffering from common illnesses and conditions such as arthritis cancer, blood pressure and diabetes.
The Real Truth About Beauty23/01/05
A look at Irish women’s attitudes towards beauty: how it is defined, its portrayal in the media and the pressures to conform to stereotype. International comparisons are incorporated in a study commissioned by the Unilever brand.
Irish and Global Health Perceptions23/09/04
Behaviour & Attitudes, as part of the International Research Institutes Network, were one of 23 companies which fielded a Global Health Barometer in 2004. The report sets Irish data into context, and illustrates the Irish as top of the Global league vis-à-vis health perceptions, but as having the 5th worse opinion of Government handling of the health system.