Patrick Arni's research while affiliated with University of Bristol and other places

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This paper investigates the role of biased health perceptions as a potential driving force of risky health behaviors. We define absolute and relative health perception biases, illustrate their measurement in surveys and provide evidence on their relevance. Next, we decompose the theoretical effect into its extensive and intensive margin: When the e...

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... LE predict the time of one's death (e.g. Smith et al. 2001) and, the literature has shown that they are consistent with life tables (Hurd & McGarry 2002), even though they do exhibit some bias (Arni et al. 2021), expecially when they are compared with end-of-life data (Costa-Font & Vilaplana 2022). ...
... We extend this nascent but highly topical literature by investigating the role of biased health perception in explaining the (non)uptake of preventive actions among Europeans aged at least 50 years. Biased health perception that is, over-or underestimating one's own health, was shown to increase substantially with age (9); it is further relevant for the adoption of risky health behaviours and has serious consequences for health and well-being (10,11). In addition, incorrect beliefs about one's own health can affect one's perception of susceptibility to a disease and how severe that disease will be-which are important elements of preventive action according to the Health Belief Model (12). ...