Psychological, biological and health behavior predictors of blood pressure changes in middle-aged women.

@article{Markovitz1991PsychologicalBA,
  title={Psychological, biological and health behavior predictors of blood pressure changes in middle-aged women.},
  author={Jerome H. Markovitz and Karen A. Matthews and Rena R Wing and Lewis H. Kuller and Elaine N. Meilahn},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={1991},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={
          399-406
        }
}
A long-standing hypothesis is that feelings of anger and anxiety increase the risk for essential hypertension. Most studies examining this hypothesis have been cross-sectional in design or undertaken with men only. We tested this hypothesis along with determination of the other behavioral and biological predictors of increases in systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure from baseline to a follow-up examination 3 years later in a prospective study of 468 middle-aged women whose blood… CONTINUE READING
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