A Steptoe

Summary

Affiliation: St George's Hospital Medical School
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of changes in physical activity in overweight sedentary adults following counseling in primary care
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, United Kingdom
    Prev Med 31:183-94. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors in the development of hypertension
    A Steptoe
    St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK
    Ann Med 32:371-5. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Stress, social support and cardiovascular activity over the working day
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, SW17 ORE, London, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 37:299-308. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Persistent high job demands and reactivity to mental stress predict future ambulatory blood pressure
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK
    J Hypertens 18:581-6. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Gender, family structure and cardiovascular activity during the working day and evening
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 50:531-9. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint The influence of abdominal obesity and chronic work stress on ambulatory blood pressure in men and women
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 23:1184-91. 1999
  7. pmc Behavioural counselling in general practice for the promotion of healthy behaviour among adults at increased risk of coronary heart disease: randomised trial
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE
    BMJ 319:943-7; discussion 947-8. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Mood and drinking: a naturalistic diary study of alcohol, coffee and tea
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 141:315-21. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Job strain, blood pressure and response to uncontrollable stress
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK
    J Hypertens 17:193-200. 1999
  10. pmc The impact of behavioral counseling on stage of change in fat intake, physical activity, and cigarette smoking in adults at increased risk of coronary heart disease
    A Steptoe
    St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, 1 19 Tarrington Pl, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 91:265-9. 2001

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial predictors of changes in physical activity in overweight sedentary adults following counseling in primary care
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, United Kingdom
    Prev Med 31:183-94. 2000
    ..This study evaluated demographic, social and cognitive predictors of self-reported changes in physical activity after 4 and 12 months in a randomized trial of behavioral counseling in primary care...
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors in the development of hypertension
    A Steptoe
    St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK
    Ann Med 32:371-5. 2000
    ..The roles of stress-induced cardiovascular responses and prejudicial life styles in mediating influences on risk of hypertension are discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Stress, social support and cardiovascular activity over the working day
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, SW17 ORE, London, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 37:299-308. 2000
    ..The results corroborate laboratory studies, in showing that social support buffers the impact of episodic stress on cardiovascular activity under naturalistic conditions during the working day...
  4. ncbi request reprint Persistent high job demands and reactivity to mental stress predict future ambulatory blood pressure
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK
    J Hypertens 18:581-6. 2000
    ..To test the hypothesis that work stress (persistent high job demands over 1 year) in combination with high reactivity to mental stress predict ambulatory blood pressure...
  5. ncbi request reprint Gender, family structure and cardiovascular activity during the working day and evening
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 50:531-9. 2000
    ..Psychophysiological studies of daily life can complement epidemiological and sociological investigations of social roles and health...
  6. ncbi request reprint The influence of abdominal obesity and chronic work stress on ambulatory blood pressure in men and women
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 23:1184-91. 1999
    ..To assess the influence of abdominal obesity and work stress (operationalised as low control over work) on ambulatory blood pressure on a working day and evening...
  7. pmc Behavioural counselling in general practice for the promotion of healthy behaviour among adults at increased risk of coronary heart disease: randomised trial
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE
    BMJ 319:943-7; discussion 947-8. 1999
    ..To measure the effect of behaviourally oriented counselling in general practice on healthy behaviour and biological risk factors in patients at increased risk of coronary heart disease...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mood and drinking: a naturalistic diary study of alcohol, coffee and tea
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 141:315-21. 1999
    ..The strength of associations is influenced by gender, motivational factors, and by stress and coping resources...
  9. ncbi request reprint Job strain, blood pressure and response to uncontrollable stress
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK
    J Hypertens 17:193-200. 1999
    ..Associations between job strain and blood pressure reductions after the working day (unwinding) were also assessed...
  10. pmc The impact of behavioral counseling on stage of change in fat intake, physical activity, and cigarette smoking in adults at increased risk of coronary heart disease
    A Steptoe
    St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, 1 19 Tarrington Pl, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 91:265-9. 2001
    ..This study assessed stages of change in fat intake, physical activity, and cigarette smoking during a randomized controlled trial of behavioral counseling...
  11. ncbi request reprint Stress-induced cytokine responses and central adiposity in young women
    L Brydon
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Psychobiology Group, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:443-50. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Psychological, cardiovascular, and metabolic correlates of individual differences in cortisol stress recovery in young men
    M P Roy
    Department of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, PR1 2HE, Preston, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 26:375-91. 2001
    ..The results suggest that the rate of cortisol stress recovery is associated with variations in metabolic risk, and with differences in psychological state but not trait characteristics...
  13. doi request reprint Emotional triggering and low socio-economic status as determinants of depression following acute coronary syndrome
    A Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Psychol Med 41:1857-66. 2011
    ..Triggering of ACS by emotional stress and low socio-economic status (SES) are predictors of adverse outcomes. We therefore investigated whether emotional triggering and low SES predict depression and anxiety following ACS...
  14. doi request reprint A qualitative analysis of black and white British women's attitudes to weight and weight control
    C Shoneye
    Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, UK
    J Hum Nutr Diet 24:536-42. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Psychological factors in leg ulceration: a case-control study
    C J Moffatt
    Centre for Research and Implementation of Clinical Practice, London, UK
    Br J Dermatol 161:750-6. 2009
    ..There is increasing recognition of the role that psychological status plays in the development and outcomes of chronic disease, but little understanding of its importance in chronic leg ulceration...
  16. ncbi request reprint Central adiposity and cortisol responses to waking in middle-aged men and women
    A Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1168-73. 2004
    ..We investigated whether central adiposity indexed by waist/hip ratio is related to cortisol responses to waking and other measures of salivary cortisol over the working day...
  17. ncbi request reprint Body sizes in print media: Are there ethnic differences? A brief report
    C Shoneye
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eat Weight Disord 16:e212-5. 2011
    ..Media aimed at black women are less likely to use extremely slim models, which could contribute to or reflect a greater range of acceptable body sizes...
  18. doi request reprint Low-intensity physical activity is associated with reduced risk of incident type 2 diabetes in older adults: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    P Demakakos
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Diabetologia 53:1877-85. 2010
    ..We examined whether small amounts of low-intensity physical activity were associated with reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes in a national sample of people aged 50 years and over...
  19. pmc Associations of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 with cognitive symptoms of depression: 12-year follow-up of the Whitehall II study
    D Gimeno
    International Institute for Society and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL Medical School, London, UK
    Psychol Med 39:413-23. 2009
    ..The present study sought to assess whether C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 predict cognitive symptoms of depression or whether these symptoms predict inflammatory markers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Body image and weight control in young adults: international comparisons in university students from 22 countries
    J Wardle
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:644-51. 2006
    ..This study explores the associations between body mass index (BMI), weight perceptions, and attempts to lose weight in male and female university students from 22 countries...
  21. ncbi request reprint Acute inflammation and negative mood: mediation by cytokine activation
    C E Wright
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 19:345-50. 2005
    ..Implications for depressed mood in physical illness are discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Methodology of mental stress testing in cardiovascular research
    A Steptoe
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Circulation 83:II14-24. 1991
    ..The nature of these standards is described, and pertinent literature is presented...
  23. ncbi request reprint Job control, perceptions of control, and cardiovascular activity: an analysis of ambulatory measures collected over the working day
    A Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    J Psychosom Res 50:57-63. 2001
    ..To assess the influence of job control as a personal characteristic, and momentary perceptions of lack of control, on blood pressure and heart rate monitored over the working day...
  24. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood problems as sources of chronic stress: development of a measure of neighborhood problems, and associations with socioeconomic status and health
    A Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Behav Med 23:177-85. 2001
    ..69) for poor self-rated health to 3.07 (1.63-5.79) for impairedphysical function. The results provide preliminary evidence that residential neighborhood problems constitute sources of chronic stress that may increase risk ofpoor health...
  25. ncbi request reprint Estimation of fruit and vegetable intake using a two-item dietary questionnaire: a potential tool for primary health care workers
    F P Cappuccio
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 13:12-9. 2003
    ..Within the context of a study evaluating a dietary counselling programme to increase fruit and vegetable intake our aim was to assess the use of a simple tool to estimate fruit and vegetable intake...
  26. ncbi request reprint Stress, dietary restraint and food intake
    J Wardle
    ICRF Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Psychosom Res 48:195-202. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between work stress and nutritional status in relation to dietary restraint in a community sample of adults...
  27. doi request reprint Dose-response relationship between physical activity and mental health: the Scottish Health Survey
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Br J Sports Med 43:1111-4. 2009
    ..The association between mental health and physical activity behaviours was examined among a representative sample of men and women from the Scottish Health Surveys...
  28. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and stress-induced increases in interleukin-6
    L Brydon
    The Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 18:281-90. 2004
    ..Prolonged stress-induced increases in IL-6 in low SES groups represents a novel mechanism potentially linking socioeconomic position and heart disease...
  29. doi request reprint Walking, vigorous physical activity, and markers of hemostasis and inflammation in healthy men and women
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 18:736-41. 2008
    ..Regular walking is associated with lower levels of hemostatic and inflammatory markers independently of vigorous physical activity in healthy men and women...
  30. ncbi request reprint Emotions and stress increase respiratory resistance in asthma
    T Ritz
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, United Kingdom
    Psychosom Med 62:401-12. 2000
    ..We studied the impact of different emotional states and stress on respiratory resistance in asthmatic and nonasthmatic individuals...
  31. pmc Increase in common cold symptoms and mouth ulcers following smoking cessation
    M Ussher
    Department of Psychology, St George s Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK
    Tob Control 12:86-8. 2003
    ..To examine changes in reports of common cold symptoms and mouth ulcers following smoking cessation. It was hypothesised that reports of these symptoms would increase on stopping smoking...
  32. pmc Socioeconomic differences in attitudes and beliefs about healthy lifestyles
    J Wardle
    Cancer Research UK, Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:440-3. 2003
    ..This study investigated attitudes and beliefs that might underlie behavioural choices, including health locus of control, future salience, subjective life expectancy, and health consciousness, in a nationally representative sample...
  33. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular stress responsivity, body mass and abdominal adiposity
    A Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1329-37. 2005
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between depressive symptoms and markers of immune and vascular inflammation in middle-aged men and women
    A Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London
    Psychol Med 33:667-74. 2003
    ..If this is the case, then non-clinical depressive symptoms and psychological distress should be associated with immune activation and vascular inflammation. We tested this hypothesis in a healthy middle-aged sample...