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Are job characteristics related to fibrinogen levels in middle-aged women?
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PMID:  7556034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined whether employment status or job characteristics thought to be stressful were related to fibrinogen level in a sample of 161 healthy middle-aged women. Employed women had higher fibrinogen levels than did nonemployed women. Moreover, among employed women, those who perceived high levels of job stress or low support from their bosses had elevated fibrinogen, independent of menopausal status. Perception of low support from one's boss was related to higher fibrinogen levels only among premenopausal women or postmenopausal women who were not using hormone replacement therapy. These results are consistent with the notion that stress associated with some job characteristics influences levels of fibrinogen in women.
M C Davis; K A Matthews; E N Meilahn; J E Kiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0278-6133     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Psychol     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-26     Completed Date:  1995-10-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211523     Medline TA:  Health Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Fibrinogen / analysis*
Menopause / psychology
Middle Aged
Plasma / chemistry
Stress, Psychological / psychology
Women, Working / psychology*
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