Changes in financial strain over three years, ambulatory blood pressure, and cortisol responses to awakening.

@article{Steptoe2005ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in financial strain over three years, ambulatory blood pressure, and cortisol responses to awakening.},
  author={Andrew Steptoe and Lena Brydon and Sabine Ruth Kunz-Ebrecht},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={281-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Chronic psychosocial stress has been associated cross-sectionally with ambulatory blood pressure and with salivary cortisol, but there have been few longitudinal studies of the effects of changes in chronic stress. We assessed the influence of changes in financial strain on ambulatory blood pressure and salivary cortisol. METHODS Data were analyzed from 160 men and women age 47 to 59 years at the first assessment (T1) who repeated ambulatory monitoring 3 years later (T2). We… CONTINUE READING