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The Double Exposure Study: The Impact of Job Strain and Marital Cohesion on Blood Pressure

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00133653
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 23, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2005
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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Brief Summary:

Psychosocial and lifestyle stressors, such as job strain (JS) and marital factors have previously been associated with a sustained increase in blood pressure (BP).

In a one-year longitudinal follow-up to the Baseline Double Exposure cohort study, we, the researchers at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, evaluated whether JS and marital cohesion continued to be associated with ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in subjects enrolled with normal or untreated high BP.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Hypertension Behavioral: Observational

Detailed Description:

Psychosocial and lifestyle stressors, such as job strain (JS) and marital factors have previously been associated with a sustained increase in blood pressure (BP).

In a one-year longitudinal follow-up to the Baseline Double Exposure cohort study, we evaluated whether JS and marital cohesion continued to be associated with ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) in subjects enrolled with normal or untreated high BP.


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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 250 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Impact of Job Strain and Marital Cohesion on Ambulatory Blood Pressure Over One Year: The Double Exposure Study
Study Start Date : August 2001
Study Completion Date : July 2004

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 40-65
  • Unmedicated for at least 6 months
  • Living with spouse for at least 6 months
  • Working for at least 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Working rotating or evening shifts

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Locations
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Canada, Ontario
Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sheldon W Tobe, MD Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre

Publications of Results:
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00133653     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DE-2001
First Posted: August 23, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 31, 2005
Last Verified: August 2004
Keywords provided by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:
Hypertension; Job Strain; Marital Strain; Blood Pressure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hypertension
Sprains and Strains
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Wounds and Injuries