Blood Press Monit 2005 Jun;10(3):117-24
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7175, USA.
Psychosom Med 2001 Jul-Aug;63(4):523-30
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
Objective: To investigate the relationship between religious coping, ethnicity, and ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) measured during daily life.
Methods: A 24-hour ABP was obtained from 155 men and women (78 African American and 77 white) on a typical workday. ABP was averaged over awake and sleep periods, and clinic BP was also assessed. Read More
Psychophysiology 1996 Jul;33(4):434-45
Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599-7175, USA.
The effects of hostility and social support on clinic, work, and home systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressures were evaluated in 129 healthy adults. High hostility was related to higher SBP and DBP in Whites; low hostility was related to higher SBP and DBP in Blacks. These relationships were significant for men at home and at work and for women at screening. Read More
Psychosom Med 2003 Sep-Oct;65(5):746-50
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.
Objective: Hypertension is more prevalent in African Americans compared with Americans of European descent. Preliminary evidence indicates that perceived racism may play a role in elevated blood pressure in African Americans. The present study examined whether perceived racism was associated with higher ambulatory blood pressure measured during daily life. Read More
Psychosom Med 1998 Mar-Apr;60(2):186-91
Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35205, USA.
Objective: This study was undertaken to determine the relationship between heightened reactivity of blood pressure (BP) during stress and 5-year changes in blood pressure and hypertensive status, using the CARDIA study.
Method: A total of 3364 participants (910 white men, 909 white women, 678 black men, and 867 black women), initially 20 to 32 years old and normotensive, were included. Cardiovascular reactivity to psychological stressors (video game and star-tracing tasks for 3 minutes, cold pressor test for 1 minute) was measured in 1987-1988. Read More