U.K. Women's perception of the role of psychosocial stress in the development of coronary heart disease

Lockyer, Lesley and Thompson, David R. (2009) U.K. Women's perception of the role of psychosocial stress in the development of coronary heart disease. Health Care for Women International, 30 5: 408-427. doi:10.1080/07399330902785232

Author Lockyer, Lesley
Thompson, David R.
Title U.K. Women's perception of the role of psychosocial stress in the development of coronary heart disease
Journal name Health Care for Women International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0739-9332
Publication date 2009-05
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07399330902785232
Volume 30
Issue 5
Start page 408
End page 427
Total pages 20
Editor Eleanor Krassen Covan
Place of publication Basingstoke, England
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
110201 Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases
920209 Mental Health Services
Abstract Epidemiological evidence suggests that psychosocial stress may be a contributing factor in the development of coronary heart disease. This article uses data from a study of 29 women resident in the Southeast of the United Kingdom. The women took part in semistructured interviews and completed the Short Form-36 item (SF-36) Health Survey. The women recorded low sores on the role functioning (emotional) scale of the SF-36. Interview data suggested that some women found aspects of their domestic life stressful and attributed this stress as a causal factor. Education and advice for women about coronary risk may need to acknowledge the home as a potential cause of psychosocial stress.
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