Stress and Negative Relationship Quality among Older Couples: Implications for Blood Pressure.

@article{Birditt2016StressAN,
  title={Stress and Negative Relationship Quality among Older Couples: Implications for Blood Pressure.},
  author={Kira S. Birditt and Nicky J. Newton and James A Cranford and Lindsay H Ryan},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={
          775-85
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The cardiovascular system may represent a significant pathway by which marriage and stress influence health, but research has focused on married individuals cross-sectionally. This study examined associations among chronic stress, negative spousal relationship quality, and systolic blood pressure over time among middle-aged and older husbands and wives. METHOD Participants were from the nationally representative longitudinal Health and Retirement Study. A total of 1,356 (N = 2,712… CONTINUE READING

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