K A Matthews

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Influence of estrogen replacement therapy on cardiovascular responses to stress of healthy postmenopausal women
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Psychophysiology 38:391-8. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Is an educated wife hazardous to her husband's heart?: never, always, or sometimes?
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 31:806-7. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Chronic work stress and marital dissolution increase risk of posttrial mortality in men from the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:309-15. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Chronic stress influences cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses during acute stress and recovery, especially in men
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 20:403-10. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Stability of children's and adolescents' hemodynamic responses to psychological challenge: a three-year longitudinal study of a multiethnic cohort of boys and girls
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychophysiology 39:826-34. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity to stress predicts future blood pressure in adolescence
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:410-5. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Do the daily experiences of healthy men and women vary according to occupational prestige and work strain?
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:346-53. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Does socioeconomic status relate to central serotonergic responsivity in healthy adults?
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:231-7. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic trajectories and incident hypertension in a biracial cohort of young adults
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Penn 15213, USA
    Hypertension 39:772-6. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of carotid atherosclerosis in healthy postmenopausal women
    H C Lassila
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Stroke 28:513-7. 1997

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Publications96

  1. ncbi request reprint Influence of estrogen replacement therapy on cardiovascular responses to stress of healthy postmenopausal women
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Psychophysiology 38:391-8. 2001
    ..HRT assignment did not influence substantially women's cardiovascular responses to stress. Characteristics correlated with HRT use, not HRT itself, or differences in type, duration, and dosage may account for the discrepancy in results...
  2. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Is an educated wife hazardous to her husband's heart?: never, always, or sometimes?
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 31:806-7. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Chronic work stress and marital dissolution increase risk of posttrial mortality in men from the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:309-15. 2002
    ..We evaluated men's mortality risk associated with number of different work stressors and marital dissolution during the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Chronic stress influences cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses during acute stress and recovery, especially in men
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 20:403-10. 2001
    ..Gender differences in cardiovascular disease in midlife may be due to gender differences in the inability to recover quickly, in addition to enhanced acute-stress response...
  5. ncbi request reprint Stability of children's and adolescents' hemodynamic responses to psychological challenge: a three-year longitudinal study of a multiethnic cohort of boys and girls
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychophysiology 39:826-34. 2002
    ..These results suggest that hemodynamic responses to stress change with aging during childhood and adolescence and that they can be measured reliably...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity to stress predicts future blood pressure in adolescence
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:410-5. 2003
    ..This study evaluated the prospective relationship between cardiovascular reactivity to psychological stress and increases in resting blood pressure across a 3-year period among a multiethnic pediatric sample (N = 149)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Do the daily experiences of healthy men and women vary according to occupational prestige and work strain?
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:346-53. 2000
    ..This study evaluated the influence of occupational prestige and work strain on mood, the occurrence of interpersonal conflict, and ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate...
  8. ncbi request reprint Does socioeconomic status relate to central serotonergic responsivity in healthy adults?
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 62:231-7. 2000
    ..We tested whether low SES was associated with reduced central serotonergic responsivity in a community sample of adult men and women and the extent to which standardized measures of aggression and impulsivity mediate the association...
  9. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic trajectories and incident hypertension in a biracial cohort of young adults
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Penn 15213, USA
    Hypertension 39:772-6. 2002
    ..A dynamic index of socioeconomic status may be a useful concept in understanding the effects of socioeconomic status on the natural history of hypertension...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and determinants of carotid atherosclerosis in healthy postmenopausal women
    H C Lassila
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Stroke 28:513-7. 1997
    ..Few studies have included enough younger postmenopausal women to examine risk factors specific to this group that were related to subclinical carotid atherosclerosis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Inverse relationship between fenfluramine-induced prolactin release and blood pressure in humans
    M F Muldoon
    Center for Clinical Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Penn 15260, USA
    Hypertension 32:972-5. 1998
    ..These data reveal that in white but not black adults, fenfluramine-induced prolactin release correlates inversely with BP and may indicate a role of central serotonergic activity in the pathogenesis of hypertension...
  12. pmc Major depression during and after the menopausal transition: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    J T Bromberger
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Med 41:1879-88. 2011
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  13. ncbi request reprint Stress-induced pulse pressure change predicts women's carotid atherosclerosis
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA
    Stroke 29:1525-30. 1998
    ..This report evaluates the association between stress-induced hemodynamic responses and carotid atherosclerosis in 254 healthy postmenopausal women...
  14. ncbi request reprint Carotid atherosclerosis in premenopausal and postmenopausal women and its association with risk factors measured after menopause
    K Sutton-Tyrrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Stroke 29:1116-21. 1998
    ..This report compares the prevalence and degree of carotid atherosclerosis between 292 premenopausal women and 294 women at 5 to 8 years after menopause...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of short-term suppression of ovarian hormones on cardiovascular and neuroendocrine reactivity to stress in women
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 23:307-22. 1998
    ..This study did not test the effects of current estrogen exposure or of long term suppression of ovarian hormones upon cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses...
  16. ncbi request reprint Does background stress heighten or dampen children's cardiovascular responses to acute stress?
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 59:488-96. 1997
    ..Does background stress heighten or dampen children's cardiovascular responses to acute stress?..
  17. ncbi request reprint Sleep disturbance in healthy middle-aged women
    J F Owens
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Maturitas 30:41-50. 1998
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  18. ncbi request reprint Modeling relationships among socioeconomic status, hostility, cardiovascular reactivity, and left ventricular mass in African American and White children
    B B Gump
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 18:140-50. 1999
    ..Results suggest the importance of using multiple indicators of SES and confirm the relationship between SES and LVM in African Americans and Whites, albeit through different pathways...
  19. ncbi request reprint Are cardiovascular reactors to asocial stress also reactors to social stress?
    J B Lassner
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
    J Pers Soc Psychol 66:69-77. 1994
    ..Given that interpersonal constructs are important to risk for cardiovascular diseases, these findings point to the importance of measuring cardiovascular reactivity during social stress, not only during asocial achievement stress...
  20. ncbi request reprint Are hostility and anxiety associated with carotid atherosclerosis in healthy postmenopausal women?
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 60:633-8. 1998
    ..In this article, we evaluated the prospective association between measures of trait anger, hostility, and anxiety and indices of carotid atherosclerosis in 200 healthy middle-aged postmenopausal women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Educational attainment and coronary and aortic calcification in postmenopausal women
    L C Gallo
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 63:925-35. 2001
    ..The current study 1) evaluated the nature of the associations between educational attainment and subclinical atherosclerosis and 2) examined if biologic, behavioral, and psychosocial factors mediated these associations...
  22. ncbi request reprint Discrimination and unfair treatment: relationship to cardiovascular reactivity among African American and European American women
    M Guyll
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 20:315-25. 2001
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  23. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of electron beam tomography to detect progression of coronary and aortic calcium in middle-aged women
    K Sutton-Tyrrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, The Cardiovascular Institute Preventive Heart Care Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Am J Cardiol 87:560-4. 2001
    ..Both coronary and aortic calcium were significantly associated with premenopausal cardiovascular risk factors. Thus, progression of coronary and aortic calcium using EBT can be observed over a short time in healthy middle- aged women...
  24. ncbi request reprint Changes in cardiovascular risk factors during the perimenopause and postmenopause and carotid artery atherosclerosis in healthy women
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Stroke 32:1104-11. 2001
    ..Premenopausal levels of risk factors are adequate to identify which women should be targeted for intervention...
  25. ncbi request reprint Serum cholesterol and intellectual performance
    M F Muldoon
    Center for Clinical Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychosom Med 59:382-7. 1997
    ..The current investigation sought to determine whether intellectual performance is related to serum lipid concentrations...
  26. ncbi request reprint Vigilance and cardiovascular reactivity to subsequent stressors in men: a preliminary study
    B B Gump
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 17:93-6. 1998
    ..These results encourage a closer look at the effects of vigilance for threat...
  27. ncbi request reprint Estrogens and women's health: interrelation of coronary heart disease, breast cancer and osteoporosis
    L H Kuller
    Department of Epidemiology, GSPH, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, 15261, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 74:297-309. 2000
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  28. pmc Body mass index following natural menopause and hysterectomy with and without bilateral oophorectomy
    C J Gibson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:809-13. 2013
    ..We used prospective data to examine whether body mass index (BMI) increased more following hysterectomy with and without bilateral oophorectomy compared with natural menopause among middle-aged women...
  29. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure levels and measurement of subclinical vascular disease
    L H Kuller
    Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Hypertens Suppl 17:S15-9. 1999
    ..The subclinical measures should include those primarily associated with the progression of atherosclerosis and the pathophysiology of elevated blood pressure...
  30. ncbi request reprint Mortality of men versus women in comparable high-level jobs: 15-year experience in the Federal Women's Study
    K M Detre
    University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Pittsburgh PA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:221-9. 2001
    ..The relative improvement in survival is greater in men despite a comparable reduction in risk of heart disease mortality by gender...
  31. ncbi request reprint Patterns of sympathetic and parasympathetic reactivity in a sample of children and adolescents
    K Salomon
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychophysiology 37:842-9. 2000
    ..Exhibiting a consistent pattern of decreased PEP and increased MSD was associated with less child- and parent-reported family conflict. These results are discussed in the context of vagal regulation of environmental demands...
  32. ncbi request reprint Do gender-relevant characteristics determine cardiovascular reactivity? Match versus mismatch of traits and situation
    M C Davis
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 2593, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 71:527-35. 1996
    ..These results are consistent with the post hoc interpretation that environmental demands that fall outside of one's perceived areas of competency may result in exaggerated cardiovascular responsivity...
  33. ncbi request reprint Women's health initiative. Why now? What is it? What's new?
    K A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am Psychol 52:101-16. 1997
    ....
  34. pmc Interpersonal violence in childhood as a risk factor for obesity: a systematic review of the literature and proposed pathways
    A J Midei
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Obes Rev 12:e159-72. 2011
    ..More prospective studies are needed, as well as studies that examine the mechanisms connecting early childhood victimization to obesity and central adiposity...
  35. ncbi request reprint Psychological stress and immunological responsiveness in normally cycling, follicular-stage women
    A R Caggiula
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Neuroimmunol 59:103-11. 1995
    ..Most of these stress responses are similar to those reported for men and form the basis for a continuing study of the effects of reproductive hormones and stress on cardiovascular and immunological function in women...
  36. ncbi request reprint Optimism and rehospitalization after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
    M F Scheier
    Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:829-35. 1999
    ..To determine whether optimism predicts lower rates of rehospitalization after coronary artery bypass graft surgery for the 6 months after surgery...
  37. ncbi request reprint The association of bone mineral density measures with incident cardiovascular disease in older adults
    G N Farhat
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Osteoporos Int 18:999-1008. 2007
    ..BMD measures were inversely related to CVD in women and white men, independent of age and shared risk factors for osteoporosis and CVD...
  38. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial variables are associated with atherosclerosis risk factors among women with chest pain: the WISE study
    T Rutledge
    University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychosom Med 63:282-8. 2001
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  39. ncbi request reprint Body mass index in mid-life women: relative influence of menopause, hormone use, and ethnicity
    K A Matthews
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:863-73. 2001
    ..Interventions to increase physical activity are highly recommended to prevent increases in adiposity common in mid-life...
  40. pmc Blood pressure dipping and sleep disturbance in African-American and Caucasian men and women
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Hypertens 21:826-31. 2008
    ..Elevated night time/daytime blood pressure (BP) ratios are associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the associations between sleep/awake BP ratios and sleep disturbances...
  41. ncbi request reprint Depression symptom severity and reported treatment history in the prediction of cardiac risk in women with suspected myocardial ischemia: The NHLBI-sponsored WISE study
    Thomas Rutledge
    Department of Psychiatry, VA San Diego Healthcare System and University of California, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:874-80. 2006
    ..Typically, however, studies in this area focus only on baseline symptom severity and lack any data concerning symptom duration or symptom history...
  42. ncbi request reprint Does who you marry matter for your health? Influence of patients' and spouses' personality on their partners' psychological well-being following coronary artery bypass surgery
    John M Ruiz
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 91:255-67. 2006
    ..Relationship satisfaction moderated these effects. These results suggest that partners' personality traits are important determinants of both patients' and their caregiving spouses' well-being...
  43. ncbi request reprint The relation between perceived unfair treatment and blood pressure in a racially/ethnically diverse sample of women
    Charlotte Brown
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:257-62. 2006
    ..Although racial/ethnic differences in blood pressure were evident, high levels of perceived unfair treatment were not a correlate of elevated blood pressure...
  44. ncbi request reprint Chronic exposure to everyday discrimination and coronary artery calcification in African-American women: the SWAN Heart Study
    Tene T Lewis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, 1700 W Van Buren, Suite 470 Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:362-8. 2006
    ..Emerging evidence suggests that exposure to discrimination may be associated with atherosclerosis in African-American women, although research in this area focused on short-term rather than chronic exposure to discriminatory events...
  45. ncbi request reprint Positive and negative attributes and risk for coronary and aortic calcification in healthy women
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:355-61. 2006
    ..We tested the hypothesis that low positive and high negative affect and cognitions would be related to risk for coronary and aortic calcification in healthy women...
  46. ncbi request reprint Individual versus neighborhood socioeconomic status and race as predictors of adolescent ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate
    Jennifer J McGrath
    Concordia University Montreal, QC, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 63:1442-53. 2006
    ..These results have important public health implications as they suggest individual and neighborhood SES and race are linked to cardiovascular risk disparities as early as adolescence...
  47. pmc Sleep disturbance during the menopausal transition in a multi-ethnic community sample of women
    Howard M Kravitz
    Rush University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Rush West Campus, 2150 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL, USA
    Sleep 31:979-90. 2008
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  48. pmc Understanding health disparities: the role of race and socioeconomic status in children's health
    Edith Chen
    University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Public Health 96:702-8. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether childhood health disparities are best understood as effects of race, socioeconomic status (SES), or synergistic effects of the two...
  49. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure reactivity to psychological stress and coronary calcification in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
    Karen A Matthews
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Hypertension 47:391-5. 2006
    ..Blood pressure reactivity may provide useful prognostic information about future risk beyond standard risk factors...
  50. ncbi request reprint Psychological perspectives on the development of coronary heart disease
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am Psychol 60:783-96. 2005
    ..It offers and provides preliminary evidence for a model that integrates socioeconomic status, environmental stress, and person-level factors from a life span perspective...
  51. ncbi request reprint Ethnic variation in hypertension among premenopausal and perimenopausal women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Donald M Lloyd-Jones
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Hypertension 46:689-95. 2005
    ..Treatment and control rates vary considerably across ethnicities. Greater efforts must be made to improve hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in all middle-aged women, particularly those in ethnic minority groups...
  52. ncbi request reprint Cynical hostility and carotid atherosclerosis in African American and white women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Heart Study
    Susan A Everson-Rose
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612 2391, USA
    Am Heart J 152:982.e7-13. 2006
    ..Hostility is associated with increased cardiovascular disease mortality and morbidity and may be related to subclinical atherosclerosis; less is known about this association among women and minority groups...
  53. ncbi request reprint Heightened functional neural activation to psychological stress covaries with exaggerated blood pressure reactivity
    Peter J Gianaros
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Hypertension 49:134-40. 2007
    ..Heightened stressor-induced activation of cingulate, prefrontal, insular, and cerebellar brain areas may represent a functional neural phenotype that characterizes individuals who are prone to show exaggerated cardiovascular reactivity...
  54. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in C-reactive protein concentrations
    Alyson Kelley-Hedgepeth
    Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Chem 54:1027-37. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that known CVD risk factors, including anthropometric characteristics, would explain much of the observed ethnic variation in CRP...
  55. pmc Lipid-lowering medication use and aggression scores in women: a report from the NHLBI-sponsored WISE study
    Marian B Olson
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:187-94. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between the use of lipid-lowering medication and aggressive responding, hostility, cynicism, and depression scores in women undergoing coronary angiography...
  56. pmc Individual differences in stressor-evoked blood pressure reactivity vary with activation, volume, and functional connectivity of the amygdala
    Peter J Gianaros
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Neurosci 28:990-9. 2008
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  57. pmc Poor sleep is associated with poorer physical performance and greater functional limitations in older women
    Suzanne E Goldman
    Department of Epidemiology, University ofPittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Sleep 30:1317-24. 2007
    ..This study examined the association between disturbed sleep and poorer daytime function in older women...
  58. pmc Association between nighttime sleep and napping in older adults
    Suzanne E Goldman
    Department of Neurology, Sleep Disorders Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Sleep 31:733-40. 2008
    ..Napping might indicate deficiencies in nighttime sleep, but the relationship is not well defined. We assessed the association of nighttime sleep duration and fragmentation with subsequent daytime sleep...
  59. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and stressful life events predict metabolic syndrome among middle-aged women: a comparison of World Health Organization, Adult Treatment Panel III, and International Diabetes Foundation definitions
    Katri Raikkonen
    Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 30:872-7. 2007
    ..We evaluated whether psychosocial factors that are related to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes predict prospectively the risk for the metabolic syndrome using the different clinical criteria available for defining the syndrome...
  60. pmc Depressive symptoms during the menopausal transition: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Joyce T Bromberger
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    J Affect Disord 103:267-72. 2007
    ..This study examined the longitudinal relationship between changes in menopausal status and the risk of clinically relevant depressive symptoms and whether the relationship differed according to initial depressive symptom level...
  61. ncbi request reprint Helping midlife women predict the onset of the final menses: SWAN, the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Nanette Santoro
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY 10461, USA
    Menopause 14:415-24. 2007
    ..Women approaching menopause often ask their doctors, "When are my periods going to end?" The objective of this study was to predict time to the final menstrual period (FMP)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Associations between depressive symptoms and inflammatory/hemostatic markers in women during the menopausal transition
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:124-30. 2007
    ..To test whether depressive symptoms are related to inflammatory and hemostatic markers in women approaching menopause...
  63. ncbi request reprint Education, 15-year risk factor progression, and coronary artery calcium in young adulthood and early middle age: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study
    Lijing L Yan
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill 60611, USA
    JAMA 295:1793-800. 2006
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Anger, hostility, and cardiac symptoms in women with suspected coronary artery disease: the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) Study
    David S Krantz
    Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:1214-23. 2006
    ..To determine the relationship of anger and hostility to angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD), symptoms, and functional status among women with suspected CAD...
  65. ncbi request reprint The relationship of longitudinal change in reproductive hormones and vasomotor symptoms during the menopausal transition
    John F Randolph
    L4228 Women s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0276, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:6106-12. 2005
    ..Vasomotor symptoms are reported by 65-76% of women traversing the menopausal transition and are a primary reason for medical intervention during this life stage...
  66. ncbi request reprint Hemostatic factors and estrogen during the menopausal transition
    MaryFran R Sowers
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 339 East Liberty Street, Suite 310, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:5942-8. 2005
    ..Therefore, we evaluated endogenous hormone concentrations, menopause transition stages, and adoption of exogenous hormone use in relation to hemostatic and inflammation marker concentrations in women...
  67. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in past hysterectomy for benign conditions
    Lynda H Powell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Womens Health Issues 15:179-86. 2005
    ..Hysterectomy for a benign condition is common, particularly in the underserved. The objective was to determine if ethnic differences could be explained by known risk factors...
  68. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in a multiethnic sample of middle-aged women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Nancy E Avis
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157 1063, USA
    Med Care 41:1262-76. 2003
    ..Relatively little is known about the association between menopause and health-related quality of life (HRQL) across ethnic groups...
  69. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors and risk of hypertension: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
    Lijing L Yan
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill 60611, USA
    JAMA 290:2138-48. 2003
    ..Although psychosocial factors are correlated, previous studies on risk factors for hypertension have typically examined psychosocial factors individually and have yielded inconsistent findings...
  70. ncbi request reprint Marital status and quality in middle-aged women: Associations with levels and trajectories of cardiovascular risk factors
    Linda C Gallo
    San Diego State University University of California, Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA, USA
    Health Psychol 22:453-63. 2003
    ..In some cases, women in satisfying marriages also showed a lower risk trajectory on risk factors relative to other women. Hence, marriage appears to confer health benefits for women, but only when marital satisfaction is high...
  71. ncbi request reprint Chronic stress burden, discrimination, and subclinical carotid artery disease in African American and Caucasian women
    Wendy M Troxel
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Health Psychol 22:300-9. 2003
    ..The results suggest that African Americans may be particularly vulnerable to the burden of chronic stress...
  72. ncbi request reprint Associations between psychological traits and endothelial function in postmenopausal women
    Kelly F Harris
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:402-9. 2003
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Reproductive hormones in the early menopausal transition: relationship to ethnicity, body size, and menopausal status
    John F Randolph
    Clinical Centers University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:1516-22. 2003
    ..All hormone concentrations were significantly correlated with body mass index. We conclude that serum sex steroid, FSH, and SHBG levels vary by ethnicity, but are highly confounded by ethnic disparities in body size...
  74. ncbi request reprint It is never too late: change in physical activity fosters change in cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged women
    Jane F Owens
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Prev Cardiol 6:22-8. 2003
    ..Thus, for middle-aged women going through the menopausal transition, it is never too late to reduce their cardiovascular risk by increasing their activity level...
  75. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status variables predict cardiovascular disease risk factors and prospective mortality risk among women with chest pain. The WISE Study
    Thomas Rutledge
    University of Pittsburgh, USA
    Behav Modif 27:54-67. 2003
    ..4, 5.2), including after adjusting for proposed psychosocial and behavioral variables (RR = 5.9, 95% CI 1.2-29.7). Future research will require a thorough a priori focus on potential mechanisms to better understand SES effects on health...
  76. ncbi request reprint Lifetime history of depression and carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged women
    Deborah J Jones
    University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:153-60. 2003
    ..We determined the association between lifetime history of major depression and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged women...
  77. ncbi request reprint Lipoprotein subclasses and coronary artery calcium in postmenopausal women from the healthy women study
    Rachel H Mackey
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:71i-76i. 2002
    ..These results suggest that the measurement of lipoprotein subclasses may improve the prediction of CAD in postmenopausal women beyond that provided by the conventional lipid panel and CAD risk factors...
  78. ncbi request reprint Short-term suppression of ovarian function and immune measures in healthy women
    Janine D Flory
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 27:749-68. 2002
    ..Basal and acute stress-induced cell counts showed moderate to high temporal stability over a six to ten month time interval...
  79. ncbi request reprint Physiologic markers of chronic stress in premenopausal, middle-aged women
    Lynda H Powell
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:502-9. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify physiological markers of chronic stress in middle-aged women that can be assessed simply and are thus feasible for introduction into large-scale, epidemiologic studies of aging...
  80. ncbi request reprint Subclinical atherosclerosis in multiple vascular beds: an index of atherosclerotic burden evaluated in postmenopausal women
    Kim Sutton-Tyrrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Atherosclerosis 160:407-16. 2002
    ..Women with lower premenopausal risk factors did not develop high levels of subclinical atherosclerosis, suggesting that atherosclerosis is a preventable disease in women...
  81. ncbi request reprint Marital status, marital quality, and atherosclerotic burden in postmenopausal women
    Linda C Gallo
    SDSU UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:952-62. 2003
    ..Marriage confers health benefits for men, but the evidence for women is less consistent. Inconsistent findings may be attributed, in part, to the confounding of marital status and marital quality...
  82. ncbi request reprint Hostile behaviors predict cardiovascular mortality among men enrolled in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial
    Karen A Matthews
    University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Circulation 109:66-70. 2004
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factor burden among middle-aged women: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am Heart J 149:1066-73. 2005
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Prenatal and early childhood blood lead levels and cardiovascular functioning in 9(1/2) year old children
    Brooks B Gump
    State University of New York College at Oswego, NY 13126, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 27:655-65. 2005
    ..Finally, these effects were significant for lead levels considered low, notably, below the 10 microg/dL threshold currently adopted by the CDC for deleterious effects...
  85. ncbi request reprint Sex-hormone-binding globulin and the free androgen index are related to cardiovascular risk factors in multiethnic premenopausal and perimenopausal women enrolled in the Study of Women Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Kim Sutton-Tyrrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 127 Parran Hall 130 DeSoto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Circulation 111:1242-9. 2005
    ..Recent clinical trials have shifted attention away from estrogens and toward androgens and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) as potential mediators of increasing cardiovascular (CV) risk in women at midlife...
  86. ncbi request reprint Hormone therapy, lipoprotein subclasses, and coronary calcification: the Healthy Women Study
    Rachel H Mackey
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:510-5. 2005
    ..To test this hypothesis, we evaluated differences in coronary calcification, lipids, and lipoprotein subclasses among HT users and nonusers in a longitudinal study of the menopause...
  87. ncbi request reprint Trait anger and the metabolic syndrome predict progression of carotid atherosclerosis in healthy middle-aged women
    K Raikkonen
    University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 66:903-8. 2004
    ..We tested to see if high levels of the attitudinal and emotional aspects of hostility lead to progression of carotid atherosclerosis in women and if the metabolic syndrome is a mediator of the association...
  88. ncbi request reprint Social networks are associated with lower mortality rates among women with suspected coronary disease: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-Sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation study
    Thomas Rutledge
    University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:882-8. 2004
    ..To examine the association between social relationships measured by the Social Network Scale and coronary artery disease (CAD) risk and mortality among a sample of women with suspected CAD...
  89. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms, insulin resistance, and risk of diabetes in women at midlife
    Susan A Everson-Rose
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, 1700 W Van Buren St, Suite 470, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:2856-62. 2004
    ..To examine depression and 3-year change in insulin resistance and risk of diabetes and whether associations vary by race...
  90. ncbi request reprint Causes and demographic, medical, lifestyle and psychosocial predictors of premature mortality: the CARDIA study
    Carlos Iribarren
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:471-82. 2005
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and changes in weight and waist circumference in midlife women: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:912-22. 2004
    ....
  92. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity to work stress predicts subsequent onset of hypertension: the Air Traffic Controller Health Change Study
    Eileen E Ming
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:459-65. 2004
    ..The hypothesis that increased blood pressure reactivity to stress is an early risk marker of hypertension was tested in a 1994 follow-up of the 1974 to 1978 Air Traffic Controller Health Change Study sample...
  93. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and health in adolescents: the role of stress interpretations
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Child Dev 75:1039-52. 2004
    ..Results suggest that the larger social environment helps explain how adolescents approach new social situations, which in turn has implications for adolescent physical health...
  94. ncbi request reprint Increases in job strain are associated with incident hypertension in the CARDIA Study
    Jerome H Markovitz
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ann Behav Med 28:4-9. 2004
    ..Job strain, defined as high job demands and low decision latitude, has been associated with increased blood pressure levels in some studies, but most of these studies have been cross-sectional...
  95. ncbi request reprint Does nondipping of blood pressure at night reflect a trait of blunted cardiovascular responses to daily activities?
    Katri Raikkonen
    University of Helsinki
    Ann Behav Med 27:131-7. 2004
    ..Individuals who fail to show a decline in blood pressure (BP) when asleep or at night (labeled nocturnal nondippers) are at elevated risk for hypertension and associated target-organ damage...
  96. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular reactivity during social and nonsocial stressors: do children's personal goals and expressive skills matter?
    Edith Chen
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Health Psychol 21:16-24. 2002
    ..Personal strivings and expressive skills do matter for understanding cardiovascular responses in children...