Elaine D Eaker

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OBJECTIVE Conflicting research findings regarding the ability of tension or anxiety to predict incident coronary heart disease (CHD) have created uncertainty in the literature. In addition, there are no prospective studies relating these characteristics to the development of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS From 1984 to 1987, 3682 participants (mean age(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if marriage and marital strain are related to the 10-year coronary heart disease (CHD) incidence or total mortality. Research has demonstrated associations between marital strain and prognosis of heart disease, but little research has addressed the association between specific aspects of marital strain and incident CHD. METHODS From(More)
Carried out a study on a sample of male smokers (N = 182) who were at high risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in order to determine the variables that discriminated between successful and nonsuccessful quitters in a group intervention program designed to lower CHD risk factors. The analysis revealed that baseline level of smoking, life events, personal(More)
Predicting change in coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors (cigarette smoking, hypertension, and cholesterol) was undertaken in participants randomized to the treatment group of the Harvard Center of the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial. The predictor variables of interest were psychosocial characteristics, responses to the initial group sessions(More)
A group of 182 smokers in a CHD risk factor intervention program were prospectively followed for 4 years to note the relationship of selected psychosocial factors to long-term outcomes in smoking cessation. The results of the study suggest that the combined effects of high levels of presumed stress and low self-reliance (measured by a multimode method) have(More)
Carried out a study on a sample of men (N = 652) at high risk or coronary heart disease (CHD) in order to note the dimensions of change for the risk factors of smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol, selected intervention and psychosocial variables. The principal components analyses revealed a multi-dimensional structure with some bipolar change factors.(More)
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