Development of a Measure of the Motives Underlying the Selection of Food: the Food Choice Questionnaire
The development of a multidimensional measure of motives related to food choice, developed through factor analysis of responses from a sample of 358 adults ranging in age from 18 to 87 years is described.
Cortisol awakening response and psychosocial factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Cohort profile: the English longitudinal study of ageing.
- A. Steptoe, E. Breeze, J. Banks, J. Nazroo
- MedicineInternational Journal of Epidemiology
- 1 December 2013
The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) is a panel study of a representative cohort of men and women living in England aged ≥50 years. It was designed as a sister study to the Health and…
The effects of acute psychological stress on circulating inflammatory factors in humans: A review and meta-analysis
Subjective wellbeing, health, and ageing
The association of anger and hostility with future coronary heart disease: a meta-analytic review of prospective evidence.
Social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women
- A. Steptoe, A. Shankar, P. Demakakos, J. Wardle
- PsychologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 25 March 2013
It was found that mortality was higher among more socially isolated and more lonely participants, and the effect of loneliness was not independent of demographic characteristics or health problems and did not contribute to the risk associated with social isolation.
Positive Psychological Well-Being and Mortality: A Quantitative Review of Prospective Observational Studies
Positive psychological well-being was significantly associated with reduced cardiovascular mortality in healthy population studies, and with reduced death rates in patients with renal failure and with human immunodeficiency virus-infection.
Greater Cardiovascular Responses to Laboratory Mental Stress Are Associated With Poor Subsequent Cardiovascular Risk Status: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Evidence
The current meta-analysis suggests that greater responsivity to acute mental stress has an adverse effect on future cardiovascular risk status, supporting the use of methods of managing stress responsivity in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Gender differences in food choice: The contribution of health beliefs and dieting
- J. Wardle, A. Haase, A. Steptoe, Maream Nillapun, Kiriboon Jonwutiwes, France Bellisie
- MedicineAnnals of Behavioral Medicine
- 1 April 2004
Examining 4 food choice behaviors in a large sample of young adults from 23 countries finds that women were more likely than men to report avoiding high-fat foods, eating fruit and fiber, and limiting salt, and together they explained almost 50%.