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Anger Expression, Self-Focus and Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005244
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: March 2005
  Purpose

To identify behavioral factors underlying the development of cardiovascular risk in young adults.


Condition
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: April 1989
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 1991
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

The continued number of observations relating the Type A behavior pattern to coronary heart disease underscores the importance of developing a careful theoretical basis that may account for the virulent components of a coronary-prone personality.

CARDIA or Coronary Heart Disease Risk Development in Young Adults is a prospective, epidemiological study of coronary heart disease risk factors in cohorts of Black and white men and women, 18 to 30 years of age.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

From each of the baseline tape-recorded Type A/B structured interviews administered in CARDIA, eighteen questions were scored for self-references, perceived pressure, anger experience, and anger expression. The anger measures were related to other measures of anger-in and hostility in order to establish their validity. The interrelationships of these factors were assessed separately for each of the socioeconomic status (SES) categories. A major focus of the analyses was to describe SES differences in how pressure was perceived and how anger was experienced and expressed. The study also assessed how these factors were related to data already collected on psychosocial risk factors and primary risk factors including blood pressure, serum cholesterol, and cigarette smoking.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

No eligibility criteria

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00005244

Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Investigator: Larry Scherwitz University of California at San Francisco
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005244     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1125
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases

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