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Relationship between personality and self-measured blood pressure value at home: the Ohasama study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11848165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We conducted a cross-sectional community survey in northern Japan to assess the relationship between personality and home blood pressure value. The Japanese version of the short-form Eysenck personality questionnaire was used to assess personality. A total of 999 people selected from the general population participated. We showed that the personality extroversion score positively affected the systolic blood pressure value, whereas no significant relationship was observed between personality psychoticism or neuroticism and blood pressure value. This study is the first to clarify the relationship between personality assessed by the Eysenck personality questionnaire and blood pressure measured in a non-medical setting. When physicians investigate the pathogenesis of essential hypertension, they should take psychological factors into consideration, as well as the many environmental and genetic factors.
Atsushi Hozawa; Takayoshi Ohkubo; Ichiro Tsuji; Masahiro Kikuya; Mitsunobu Matsubara; Toshinobu Suzuki; Kenichi Nagai; Hirofumi Kitaoka; Yumiko Arai; Toru Hosokawa; Hiroshi Satoh; Shigeru Hisamichi; Yutaka Imai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental hypertension (New York, N.Y. : 1993)     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1064-1963     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Hypertens.     Publication Date:    2002 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-18     Completed Date:  2002-07-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9305929     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Hypertens     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Blood Pressure Determination / methods*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Extraversion (Psychology)
Middle Aged
Self Care*

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