A Steptoe

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Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications35

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  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 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. pmc Depression, stress, and coronary heart disease: the need for more complex models
    A Steptoe
    Heart 91:419-20. 2005
    ..Depression has been related both to the development of coronary heart disease and to prognosis in patients following acute myocardial infarction, but the clinical significance of these associations remains uncertain...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
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  15. ncbi request reprint Physiological correlates of cognitive functioning in an elderly population
    C E Wright
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:826-38. 2005
    ..Disturbances of neuroendocrine and hemodynamic function may be related to greater vulnerability to cognitive decline...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Triggering of acute coronary syndromes by physical exertion and anger: clinical and sociodemographic characteristics
    P C Strike
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Heart 92:1035-40. 2006
    ..To investigate the role of vigorous physical exertion and anger as triggers of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and to identify the clinical and sociodemographic correlates of triggering...
  18. pmc Post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with cardiac disease: predicting vulnerability from emotional responses during admission for acute coronary syndromes
    D L Whitehead
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Heart 92:1225-9. 2006
    ..To assess frequency and predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), measured by the Post Traumatic Stress-self report version, at three months after admission for acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...
  19. pmc Socioeconomic status, pathogen burden and cardiovascular disease risk
    A Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Heart 93:1567-70. 2007
    ..Cumulative pathogen burden may also predict future CHD. The hypothesis was tested that lower SES is associated with a greater pathogen burden, and that pathogen burden accounts in part for SES differences in cardiovascular risk factors...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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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  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms, social support, and personal health behaviors in young men and women
    A Allgöwer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 20:223-7. 2001
    ..Bidirectional causal pathways are likely to link health behaviors with depressed mood...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Social support at work, heart rate, and cortisol: a self-monitoring study
    O Evans
    Office of National Statistics, London, England
    J Occup Health Psychol 6:361-70. 2001
    ..There were few differences between men and women, and no important occupational effects...
  27. ncbi request reprint The role of psychobiological pathways in socio-economic inequalities in cardiovascular disease risk
    A Steptoe
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Eur Heart J 23:13-25. 2002
  28. pmc Coping and health service utilisation in a UK study of paediatric sickle cell pain
    K A Anie
    Brent Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre, Department of Haematology, Central Middlesex Hospital, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 86:325-9. 2002
    ..To assess sickle cell pain and coping in children and to examine the relation between these factors and the utilisation of health services...
  29. ncbi request reprint Stress responsivity and socioeconomic status: a mechanism for increased cardiovascular disease risk?
    A Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Eur Heart J 23:1757-63. 2002
    ..We hypothesized that psychobiological pathways, specifically slow recovery in blood pressure and heart rate variability following mental stress, partly mediate social inequalities in risk...
  30. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of mental stress-induced myocardial ischaemia
    P C Strike
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, UK
    Eur Heart J 24:690-703. 2003
  31. ncbi request reprint Pre-morbid predictors of psychological adjustment to cancer
    A V Ranchor
    Northern Centre for Healthcare Research, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 11:101-13. 2002
    ..The direction of this association was opposite to what might be expected on the basis of the literature. Implications of the findings for health care as well as explanations for the social support findings are discussed...
  32. pmc Depression, stress, and the heart
    P C Strike
    Heart 88:441-3. 2002
  33. 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...
  34. pmc Personality and heart disease
    A Steptoe
    Heart 93:783-4. 2007
  35. ncbi request reprint Higher levels of state depression in masculine than in feminine nations
    W A Arrindell
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Heymans Institute, University of Groningen, Grote Kruisstraat 2 I, 9712 TS, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 41:809-17. 2003
    ..National trait neuroticism did not mediate the relationship between national masculinity and national depression levels...