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Adaptation to the birth of a child with a congenital anomaly: a prospective longitudinal study of maternal well-being and psychological distress.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature259696
Source
Dev Psychol. 2014 Jun;50(6):1827-39
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2014
Author
Ragnhild B Nes
Espen Røysamb
Lars J Hauge
Tom Kornstad
Markus A Landolt
Lorentz M Irgens
Leif Eskedal
Petter Kristensen
Margarete E Vollrath
Source
Dev Psychol. 2014 Jun;50(6):1827-39
Date
Jun-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Birth weight
Checklist
Child, Preschool
Cleft Lip - psychology
Cohort Studies
Down Syndrome - psychology
Female
Gestational Age
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Models, Statistical
Mother-Child Relations
Mothers - psychology
Norway
Personal Satisfaction
Pregnancy
Stress, Psychological - physiopathology
Abstract
This study explores the stability and change in maternal life satisfaction and psychological distress following the birth of a child with a congenital anomaly using 5 assessments from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study collected from Pregnancy Week 17 to 36 months postpartum. Participating mothers were divided into those having infants with (a) Down syndrome (DS; n = 114), (b) cleft lip/palate (CLP; n = 179), and (c) no disability (ND; n = 99,122). Responses on the Satisfaction With Life Scale and a short version of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist were analyzed using structural equation modeling, including latent growth curves. Satisfaction and distress levels were highly diverse in the sample, but fairly stable over time (retest correlations: .47-.68). However, the birth of a child with DS was associated with a rapid decrease in maternal life satisfaction and a corresponding increase in psychological distress observed between pregnancy and 6 months postpartum. The unique effects from DS on changes in satisfaction (Cohen's d = -.66) and distress (Cohen's d = .60) remained stable. Higher distress and lower life satisfaction at later assessments appeared to reflect a persistent burden that was already experienced 6 months after birth. CLP had a temporary impact (Cohen's d = .29) on maternal distress at 6 months. However, the overall trajectories did not differ between CLP and ND mothers. In sum, the birth of a child with DS influences maternal psychological distress and life satisfaction throughout the toddler period, whereas a curable condition like CLP has only a minor temporary effect on maternal psychological distress.
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24588521 View in PubMed
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Age- and sex-related differences in vascular function and vascular response to mental stress. Longitudinal and cross-sectional studies in a cohort of healthy children and adolescents.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature129710
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Atherosclerosis. 2012 Jan;220(1):269-74
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2012
Author
Yun Chen
Frida Dangardt
Walter Osika
Krister Berggren
Eva Gronowitz
Peter Friberg
Author Affiliation
Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine/Clinical Physiology, The Sahlgrenska Academy and University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, SE 41345 Gothenburg, Sweden. yun.chen@wlab.gu.se
Source
Atherosclerosis. 2012 Jan;220(1):269-74
Date
Jan-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Age Factors
Analysis of Variance
Carotid Arteries - physiopathology
Child
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Fingers - physiopathology
Hemodynamics
Humans
Hyperemia - physiopathology
Linear Models
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Manometry
Mathematical Concepts
Motor Activity
Pulsatile Flow
Questionnaires
Radial Artery - physiopathology
Sex Factors
Stress, Psychological - physiopathology
Sweden
Vasoconstriction
Vasodilation
Abstract
Limited data, especially from longitudinal studies, are available regarding vascular health assessment in childhood. In this study, we performed longitudinal and cross-sectional studies in healthy children and adolescents to investigate age- and sex-related differences in vascular functions and vascular response to mental stress.
Pulse wave velocity (PWV) was measured by tonometry. Endothelial function and vascular response to mental arithmetic test were assessed using a peripheral artery tonometry device. Data were obtained in 162 adolescents (mean age of 17 years, 94 girls) in a 3-year follow-up study and 241 children (mean age of 10 years, 115 girls) in a first-time investigation. Physical activity was assessed in adolescents by a self-report questionnaire.
Our 3-year follow-up study revealed that the increased PWV was greater in male adolescents (0.79±0.79m/s) than in females (0.27±0.89m/s, p
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22078247 View in PubMed
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Allostatic load: single parents, stress-related health issues, and social care.

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Health Soc Work. 2007 May;32(2):89-94
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2007
Author
Randy L Johner
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina, Regian, Saskatchewan, Canada. johner1r@uregina.ca
Source
Health Soc Work. 2007 May;32(2):89-94
Date
May-2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Allostasis - physiology
Canada
Health status
Humans
Poverty
Single Parent - psychology
Social Work
Stress, Psychological - physiopathology
Abstract
This article explores the possible relationships between allostatic load (AL) and stress-related health issues in the low-income single-parent population, using both a population health perspective (PHP) and a biological framework. A PHP identifies associations among such factors as gender, income, employment, and social support and their potential effect on health outcomes. A PHP also recognizes physiological and pathological manifestations of the body such as stress (mental or somatic) and individual biological parameters (for example, glucose levels) as health determinants. AL uses an aggregate score of individual biological parameters as a health measure that is exacerbated through repetitive movement of physiologic systems under stress. The social work profession should incorporate knowledge of both PHP and AL into its theory and practice domains for effective care of vulnerable populations such as single-parent families.
PubMed ID
17571642 View in PubMed
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Anticipatory blood pressure responses to exercise are associated with left ventricular mass in Finnish men: Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature197231
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Circulation. 2000 Sep 19;102(12):1394-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-19-2000
Author
T W Kamarck
J. Eränen
J R Jennings
S B Manuck
S A Everson
G A Kaplan
J T Salonen
Author Affiliation
Department of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA. tkam+@pitt.edu
Source
Circulation. 2000 Sep 19;102(12):1394-9
Date
Sep-19-2000
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Age Factors
Analysis of Variance
Blood Pressure - physiology
Cohort Studies
Echocardiography
Exercise Test - psychology
Finland
Humans
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular - physiopathology - psychology - ultrasonography
Male
Middle Aged
Rest
Stress, Psychological - physiopathology
Abstract
Exaggerated cardiovascular reactivity to psychological demands may contribute to the development of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. We examined the cross-sectional association between anticipatory blood pressure (BP) responses to bicycle exercise and LV mass in the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, a population-based epidemiological sample.
Among 876 men from 4 age cohorts (ages 42, 48, 58, and 64 years), we collected echocardiographic assessments of LV mass along with measures of BP response taken before bicycle ergometry testing. Anticipatory BP responses were positively associated with LV mass, with significant associations only among younger (age
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10993858 View in PubMed
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Association of job strain with cortisol and alpha-amylase among shift-working health care professionals in laboratory and field.

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Biol Res Nurs. 2016 Jan;18(1):101-12
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2016
Author
Karhula K
Härmä M
Sallinen M
Lindholm H
Hirvonen A
Elovainio M
Kivimäki M
Vahtera J
Puttonen S
Source
Biol Res Nurs. 2016 Jan;18(1):101-12
Date
Jan-2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Biomarkers - analysis
Female
Finland
Health Personnel
Humans
Hydrocortisone - analysis
Male
Middle Aged
Saliva - chemistry
Stress, Psychological - physiopathology
Surveys and Questionnaires
Work Schedule Tolerance - physiology - psychology
alpha-Amylases - analysis
Abstract
Although the prevalence of work-related stress has increased, knowledge on the contributions of that stress to long-term adverse health effects is still lacking. Stress biomarkers can reveal early signs of negative health effects, but no previous studies have measured both acute stress reactions and long-term exposure to job strain using both salivary cortisol and a-amylase (AA). The present study examines the association between job strain and these biomarkers among shift-working female health care professionals in the laboratory and the field. The 95 participants were recruited from hospital wards categorized in either the top (high job strain [HJS] group, n = 42) or the bottom quartile of job strain (low job strain [LJS] group, n = 53), as rated by survey responses. Participants' self-perceived job strain was at least as high or low as the ward's average estimation. Saliva samples were collected during the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST), preselected morning and night shifts, and a day off. There was a larger increase in the cortisol concentration of participants in the HJS than in the LJS group (2.27- vs. 1.48-fold, respectively, nonsignificant) during the TSST. Participants in the HJS group also had higher salivary AA levels 30 min after awakening on the morning-shift day than those in the LJS group (p = .02), whereas the salivary cortisol awakening response on the day off was higher in the LJS group (p = .05, education as a covariate). The remaining stress-biomarker results did not differ significantly between groups. These data suggest that HJS in shift-working health care professionals is weakly associated with changes in stress biomarkers.
PubMed ID
25827426 View in PubMed
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Big Five Personality Traits and the General Factor of Personality as Moderators of Stress and Coping Reactions Following an Emergency Alarm on a Swiss University Campus.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature281403
Source
Stress Health. 2017 Feb;33(1):35-44
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2017
Author
Michael P Hengartner
Dimitri van der Linden
Laura Bohleber
Agnes von Wyl
Source
Stress Health. 2017 Feb;33(1):35-44
Date
Feb-2017
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adaptation, Psychological - physiology
Adolescent
Adult
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Personality - physiology
Stress, Psychological - physiopathology - psychology
Sweden
Terrorism
Universities
Young Adult
Abstract
We conducted an online survey including 306 participants aged 18-64?years to assess the general factor of personality (GFP) and Big Five personality traits in relation to individual stress and coping reactions following a shooting emergency alarm at a Swiss university campus. Although the emergency eventually turned out to be a false alarm, various witnesses showed pronounced distress owing to a vast police operation. The GFP structure was replicated using two alternative modelling approaches. Neuroticism related substantially to acute fear and traumatic distress as well as to more enduring maladaptive coping. Agreeableness was negatively associated with the coping strategy of medication use, whereas both agreeableness and conscientiousness related positively to social activity following the emergency. The GFP related moderately to peri-traumatic distress and showed a substantial negative association with medication use and a strong positive association with social activity. In conclusion, both the GFP and Big Five traits significantly moderate stress responses following a stressful life event. The GFP predominantly relates to socially adaptive coping, whereas in particular neuroticism accounts for acute stress reactions such as fear and traumatic distress. These findings support the notion that personality influences how persons react in the face of adversity. Copyright ? 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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26877146 View in PubMed
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Changes in self-reported sleep and cognitive failures: a randomized controlled trial of a stress management intervention.

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Scand J Work Environ Health. 2014 Nov;40(6):569-81
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2014
Author
Ligaya Dalgaard
Anita Eskildsen
Ole Carstensen
Morten Vejs Willert
Johan Hviid Andersen
David J Glasscock
Source
Scand J Work Environ Health. 2014 Nov;40(6):569-81
Date
Nov-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adjustment Disorders - therapy
Adult
Cognition
Cognition Disorders - therapy
Cognitive Therapy - methods
Denmark - epidemiology
Depression - therapy
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Questionnaires
Self Report
Sick Leave
Sleep
Sleep Disorders - therapy
Stress, Psychological - physiopathology - therapy
Young Adult
Abstract
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a stress management intervention combining individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a brief workplace intervention on self-reported measures of sleep and cognitive functioning among patients on sick leave due to work-related stress complaints.
Participants were patients referred to the regional Department of Occupational Medicine. Inclusion criteria were (i) sick leave due to work-related stress complaints and (ii) a diagnosis of adjustment disorder/reactions to stress or mild depression. Participants (N=137) were randomized to either an intervention (N=57) or control (N=80) group. The intervention comprised six sessions with a psychologist and the offer of a small workplace intervention. Questionnaires were answered at baseline and after 4, and 10 months.
Symptoms were significantly reduced over time in both groups but there was no significant treatment effect on sleep or cognitive outcomes at any time point. From 0-4 months, there was a tendency for larger improvements in the intervention group with regards to sleep and cognitive failures in distraction. Although neither was significant, the results came close to significance depicting a small effect size (Cohen's d) on sleep complaints and distractions (but not memory).
The specific intervention was not superior to the control condition in reducing symptoms of sleep problems and cognitive difficulties at any time point during the 10-month follow-up period. Substantial improvements in symptoms over time were seen in both groups.
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25367636 View in PubMed
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[Changes in the psychophysiological status of operational workers resulting from the occupational load]

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Med Tr Prom Ekol. 1995;(4):12-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
1995
Author
O S Goretskii
V A Maksimovich
V V Mukhin
V I Ostapenko
V I Prokopets
Source
Med Tr Prom Ekol. 1995;(4):12-4
Date
1995
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Coal Mining
Comparative Study
English Abstract
Humans
Metallurgy
Occupational Exposure - adverse effects - statistics & numerical data
Personnel Selection
Psychophysiology
Reference Values
Stress, Psychological - physiopathology - psychology
Ukraine
Work - physiology - psychology
Abstract
The authors studied psychophysiologic state of operators in coal industry and metallurgy, who were considered healthy and suitable for the work. Only 60% of the examined metallurgy operators and 21% of those engaged into coal industry appeared to meet the occupational medical requirements. By the end of the working shift 50% of the operators showed decrease of attention and 28-36%--depression of visual and hearing memory. Occupational overload induced compromised psychophysiologic parameters in 70% of the examinees. Heating combined with other hazards resulted in marked asymmetry of heating sensation, changed body heating, lower hearing sensation, worse attention, memory, decision making, emotional state.
PubMed ID
7613774 View in PubMed
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[Chronic stress and forming of psychoemotional state during prepubertal period in rats]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature46028
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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2002 Jan-Feb;52(1):97-103
Publication Type
Article
Author
L N Maslova
V V Bulygina
Author Affiliation
Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia.
Source
Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2002 Jan-Feb;52(1):97-103
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aging - physiology
Animals
Behavior, Animal - physiology
Chronic Disease
English Abstract
Hypertension - physiopathology
Rats
Rats, Wistar
Species Specificity
Stress, Psychological - physiopathology
Abstract
Immediate and long-lasting effects of chronic stress during prepubertal period (21-32 postnatal days) on anxiety- and depression-related behavior were studied in Wistar and ISIAH (inherited stress-induced arterial hypertension) rats. Significant interstrain differences were found. Both juvenile and adult ISIAH rats were less anxious in the elevated plus-maze and less depressed in the forced swimming test. Immediate effects of the prepubertal stress were similar in both rat strains and depended on the type of stimulation. Long-lasting effects were genotype-dependent. Chronic prepubertal handling exerted an anxiolytic effect in young ISIAH and Wistar rats and adult Wistar rats. Immediate anxiogenic effect of prepubertal unpredictable stress was preserved only in adult ISIAH rats. Depression-related behavior was intensified by the unpredictable stress in young animals, whereas the long-lasting effect was observed only in adult hypertensive rats.
PubMed ID
11899673 View in PubMed
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