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Titolo:
A link between psychosocial factors and blood pressure trend in women
Autore:
Timio, M; Saronio, P; Verdura, C; Schiaroli, M; Timio, F; Monarca, C;
Indirizzi:
Teaching Hosp, Dept Internal Med & Nephrol, Foligno, Italy Teaching Hosp Foligno Italy Dept Internal Med & Nephrol, Foligno, Italy
Titolo Testata:
PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR
fascicolo: 3, volume: 73, anno: 2001,
pagine: 359 - 363
SICI:
0031-9384(200106)73:3<359:ALBPFA>2.0.ZU;2-G
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RISK;
Keywords:
blood pressure; psychosocial factors; secluded nuns;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Timio, M Osped S Giovanni, USL 3, Inst Med Interna & Nefrol, Via Osped, I-06034 Foligno, PG, Italy Osped S Giovanni Via Osped Foligno PG Italy I-06034 no, PG, Italy
Citazione:
M. Timio et al., "A link between psychosocial factors and blood pressure trend in women", PHYSL BEHAV, 73(3), 2001, pp. 359-363

Abstract

The powerful effect of psychosocial and acculturating influences on population blood pressure trends seems to be confirmed, through longitudinal observations, in the nuns in a secluded order. After initial observation had been made on culture, body form, blood pressure, diet, and other variables in144 nuns and 138 laywomen, included as a control group, a 32-year follow-up study was undertaken. Most striking were opposite trends noted between the two groups in blood pressure trend. During the follow-up period blood pressure remained remarkably stable among the nuns. None showed a rise in diastolic blood pressure to above 90 mmHg. By contrast the control women showedthe expected increase in blood pressure with age. This resulted in a gradually greater difference (Delta > 30/15 mmHg) in systolic and diastole bloodpressure between the two groups, which was statistically significant. Fatal and nonfatal events were exceedingly lower in the nuns than in the control women over the follow-up period. It appears reasonable to attribute much of the difference in blood pressure to the different burden in psychosocialfactor and to the preserved peaceful lifestyle of the nuns. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

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