Lloyd, C. E.; Robinson, N.; Stevens, L. K. and Fuller, J. H.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-5491.1991.tb01561.x|
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Using the Life Events and Difficulties Schedule of Brown and Harris, the relationship between preceding stress and the onset of diabetic complications and premature death was investigated prospectively in a random sample of 130 patients with diabetes, aged 35–59 years. The presence of stress, assessed as severe life-events and severe long-term difficulties, was not significantly associated with premature death or the onset of macrovascular disease over the relatively short period of follow-up (4 years). Those who commenced anti-hypertensive therapy during the follow-up period were significantly more likely to have experienced five or more severe life-events during the previous 5 years (40 vs 6%, p < 0.01), and also to have experienced one or more severe long-term difficulties during the same time period (60 vs 28%, p < 0.05). A multiple Cox regression analysis showed that the effects of stress were independent of other factors such as baseline blood pressure, type of diabetes, sex, and ethnic group.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||1990 Diabetes UK|
|Keywords:||diabetes mellitus; psychosocial factors; vascular complications;|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
|Depositing User:||Katy Gagg|
|Date Deposited:||02 Feb 2010 14:05|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2016 12:24|
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