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Association of anger proneness, depression and low social support with peripheral arterial disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.

TitleAssociation of anger proneness, depression and low social support with peripheral arterial disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsWattanakit K, Williams JE, Schreiner PJ, Hirsch AT
Secondary AuthorsFolsom AR
JournalVasc Med
Volume10
Issue3
Pagination199-206
Date Published2005 Aug
ISSN1358-863X
KeywordsAnger, Blood Pressure, Depression, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Hospitalization, Humans, Intermittent Claudication, Male, Middle Aged, Peripheral Vascular Diseases, Prospective Studies, Psychological Tests, Risk Factors, Social Support
Abstract

There is mounting evidence to suggest that psychosocial factors, including anger proneness, depression and social isolation, are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Nevertheless, evidence relating these factors to peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and intermittent claudication remains sparse. Using data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, we analyzed the relationship of psychosocial variables (Spielberger anger score, depression score from the Maastricht questionnaire, and a perceived social support scale) at study visit 2 with incident PAD (ankle-brachial index

DOI10.1191/1358863x05vm622oa
Alternate JournalVasc Med
PubMed ID16235773
Grant ListN01-HC-55015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55021 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01-HC-55022 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
T32 HL07779 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States