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Titolo:
PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS, CAREGIVING, AND METABOLIC VARIABLES
Autore:
VITALIANO PP; SCANLAN JM; KRENZ C; SCHWARTZ RS; MARCOVINA SM;
Indirizzi:
UNIV WASHINGTON,DEPT PSYCHIAT & BEHAV SCI SEATTLE WA 98195 UNIV WASHINGTON,DEPT MED SEATTLE WA 98195 UNIV WASHINGTON,DEPT MED SEATTLE WA 98195 UNIV WASHINGTON,NW LIPID RES LABS SEATTLE WA 98195
Titolo Testata:
The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
fascicolo: 5, volume: 51, anno: 1996,
pagine: 290 - 299
SICI:
1079-5014(1996)51:5<290:PDCAMV>2.0.ZU;2-F
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BODY-FAT DISTRIBUTION; ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE; OLDER ADULTS; GLYCOSYLATED HEMOGLOBIN; PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS; DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS; INSULIN SENSITIVITY; SPOUSE CAREGIVERS; PLASMA-GLUCOSE; CHRONIC STRESS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
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Citazioni:
64
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Citazione:
P.P. Vitaliano et al., "PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS, CAREGIVING, AND METABOLIC VARIABLES", The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, 51(5), 1996, pp. 290-299

Abstract

This study examined relationships between chronic stress and insulin/glucose in two groups of nondiabetics, M age = 69.4: spouse caregivers(CGs) of persons with Alzheimer's disease (n = 73) and age- and gender-matched spouses of nondemented controls (COs) (n = 69). Fasting insulin/glucose and psychological variables were assessed twice (Time 1, Time 2) over a 15-18 month period. CGs had significantly higher insulinlevels at Times 1 and 2 than did COs even when obesity, exercise, gender, age, alcoholic drinks, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), lipids,and hypertension (HTN) were considered in the analyses. CGs generallyreported significantly more psychological distress (higher burden, depression, hassles, and lower uplifts) than did COs at each time. Differences in psychological distress at Time 1 between CGs and COs did notmediate the insulin difference in the groups at Time 1, but differences in distress at Time 2 between CGs and COs did mediate their difference in insulin at Time 2. Although caregiver status was not associatedwith glucose at Time 1 or Time 2, psychological distress was positively associated with glucose at Time 2. Moreover, psychological distressat Time 1 was associated with higher glucose at Time 2 after controlling for glucose at Time 1. These data suggest that relationships between psychological and physiological distress exist both cross-sectionally and over time. These results may be important because higher insulin and glucose levels are associated with increased coronary risk and coronary heart disease.

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