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Life-course exposure to job strain and ambulatory blood pressure in men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12777363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This 1985-1995 study was designed to assess the association between blood pressure (measured by using an ambulatory monitor) and history of exposure to job strain. Items from the Job Content Questionnaire were completed by 213 employed men, aged 30-60 years at entry into the Work Site Blood Pressure Study in New York City, New York, for each previous job they had held. The systolic blood pressure of men employed for >/=25 years who were exposed to job strain for 50% of their work life was 4.8 mmHg (95% confidence interval: -3.7, 13.4) higher at work and 7.9 mmHg (95% confidence interval: 0.8, 15.0) higher at home than that of men with no past exposure, independent of current exposure. Evidence was inconsistent for the hypothesis of rapid induction of/recovery from the effects of job strain on blood pressure, and there was little effect of past job strain on diastolic blood pressure. These findings provide some support for the hypothesis of an effect of cumulative burden of exposure to job strain on systolic blood pressure.
Authors:
Paul A Landsbergis; Peter L Schnall; Thomas G Pickering; Katherine Warren; Joseph E Schwartz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of epidemiology     Volume:  157     ISSN:  0002-9262     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-02     Completed Date:  2003-06-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910653     Medline TA:  Am J Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  998-1006     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA. paul.landsbergis@mssm.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Blood Pressure*
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
New York City
Prospective Studies
Questionnaires
Stress, Psychological / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology*
Time Factors
Work / psychology*
Workplace
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HL 30605/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; HL 55165/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; HL 57450/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS

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