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dc.contributor.authorGaggero, Alessio 
dc.contributor.authorJiménez Rubio, María Dolores
dc.identifier.citationAlessio Gaggero... [et al.]. Does health information affect lifestyle behaviours? The impact of a diabetes diagnosis, Social Science & Medicine, Volume 314, 2022, 115420, ISSN 0277-9536, []es_ES
dc.description.abstractDespite an increasing interest in the effect of health information on health-behaviours, evidence on the causal impact of a diagnosis on lifestyle factors is still mixed and does not often account for long-term effects. We explore the role of health information in individual health-related decisions by identifying the causal impact of a type-2 diabetes diagnosis on body mass index (BMI) and lifestyle behaviours. We employ a fuzzy regression discontinuity design (RDD) exploiting the exogenous cut-off value in the diagnosis of type-2 diabetes provided by a biomarker (glycated haemoglobin) drawn from unique administrative longitudinal data from Spain. We find that following a type-2 diabetes diagnosis individuals appear to reduce their weight in the short-term. Differently from previous studies, we also provide evidence of statistically significant long-term impacts of a type-2 diabetes diagnosis on BMI up to three years from the diagnosis. We do not find perceivable effects of a type-2 diabetes diagnosis on quitting smoking or drinking. Overall, health information appears to have a sustained causal impact on weight reduction, a key lifestyle and risk factor among individuals with type-2 diabetes.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipMinistry of Science, Innovation and Universities PID2019-105688RB-I00es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipMinistry of Economics and Competitiveness PID2020-114040RB-100es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipTomas y Valiente Fellowship - Madrid Institute for Advanced Study (MIAS) Comunidad de Madrid SI1/PJI/2019-00326es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.subjectDiabetes es_ES
dc.subjectHealth informationes_ES
dc.subjectLifestyle behaviourses_ES
dc.subjectBody mass indexes_ES
dc.subjectRegression discontinuity designes_ES
dc.subjectAdministrative dataes_ES
dc.titleDoes health information affect lifestyle behaviours? The impact of a diabetes diagnosises_ES

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