Rebecca C Thurston

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Abuse and Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Among Midlife Women: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    From the Departments of Psychiatry R C T, K A M and Neurological Surgery Y C, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, PA R C T, J T B, K A M Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY C A D Department of Epidemiology, Henry F Vaughn School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor S D H and Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL I J
    Stroke 45:2246-51. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of nighttime hot flashes during pregnancy and postpartum
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Electronic address
    Fertil Steril 100:1667-72. 2013
  3. pmc Adipokines, adiposity, and vasomotor symptoms during the menopause transition: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Fertil Steril 100:793-800. 2013
  4. doi request reprint An anxious heart: anxiety and the onset of cardiovascular diseases
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 55:524-37. 2013
  5. pmc Vasomotor symptoms and insulin resistance in the study of women's health across the nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:3487-94. 2012
  6. pmc Are vasomotor symptoms associated with sleep characteristics among symptomatic midlife women? Comparisons of self-report and objective measures
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 19:742-8. 2012
  7. pmc Hot flashes and cardiac vagal control during women's daily lives
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 19:406-12. 2012
  8. pmc Vasomotor symptoms and lipid profiles in women transitioning through menopause
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:753-61. 2012
  9. pmc Gains in body fat and vasomotor symptom reporting over the menopausal transition: the study of women's health across the nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:766-74. 2009
  10. pmc Hot flashes and cardiac vagal control: a link to cardiovascular risk?
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 17:456-61. 2010

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Publications59

  1. pmc Abuse and Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Among Midlife Women: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    From the Departments of Psychiatry R C T, K A M and Neurological Surgery Y C, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, PA R C T, J T B, K A M Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY C A D Department of Epidemiology, Henry F Vaughn School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor S D H and Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL I J
    Stroke 45:2246-51. 2014
    ..However, this relation has largely been addressed using self-reported measures of CVD. We tested whether a history of abuse was related to subclinical CVD among midlife women without clinical CVD...
  2. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of nighttime hot flashes during pregnancy and postpartum
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Electronic address
    Fertil Steril 100:1667-72. 2013
    ..To determine the prevalence, course, and risk factors for nighttime hot flashes during the pregnancy and postpartum periods...
  3. pmc Adipokines, adiposity, and vasomotor symptoms during the menopause transition: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Fertil Steril 100:793-800. 2013
    ..To test relationships between adipokines, adiposity, and vasomotor symptoms (VMS), including how these associations vary by menopause stage...
  4. doi request reprint An anxious heart: anxiety and the onset of cardiovascular diseases
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 55:524-37. 2013
    ..We identify key issues and consider how these issues may inform our understanding of the anxiety-CVD relationship. Finally, we briefly discuss the clinical implications of this work, with specific recommendations for providers...
  5. pmc Vasomotor symptoms and insulin resistance in the study of women's health across the nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:3487-94. 2012
    ..OBJECTIVE AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We examined the associations between hot flashes/night sweats and glucose and insulin resistance over 8 yr, controlling for cardiovascular risk factors and reproductive hormones...
  6. pmc Are vasomotor symptoms associated with sleep characteristics among symptomatic midlife women? Comparisons of self-report and objective measures
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 19:742-8. 2012
    ..Our objective was to examine whether more VMS during sleep are associated with poorer sleep among midlife women with VMS using physiologic measures of both VMS and sleep...
  7. pmc Hot flashes and cardiac vagal control during women's daily lives
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 19:406-12. 2012
    ..In the present study, we tested whether we would observe a similar phenomenon in the ambulatory setting. We additionally considered respiratory rate in these associations...
  8. pmc Vasomotor symptoms and lipid profiles in women transitioning through menopause
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:753-61. 2012
    ..To examine associations between vasomotor symptoms and lipids over 8 years, controlling for other cardiovascular risk factors, estradiol, and follicle-stimulating hormone...
  9. pmc Gains in body fat and vasomotor symptom reporting over the menopausal transition: the study of women's health across the nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:766-74. 2009
    ..The relations between body fat changes and night sweats were not statistically significant. Body fat gains are associated with greater hot flash reporting during the menopausal transition...
  10. pmc Hot flashes and cardiac vagal control: a link to cardiovascular risk?
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 17:456-61. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that decreases in HF-HRV would occur during hot flashes relative to periods before and after hot flashes...
  11. pmc Women, loneliness, and incident coronary heart disease
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 71:836-42. 2009
    ..However, no previous research has prospectively examined the association between loneliness and incident CHD in a community sample of men and women...
  12. pmc Adiposity and hot flashes in midlife women: a modifying role of age
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96:E1588-95. 2011
    ..We examined associations between body size/composition and physiologically assessed hot flashes among women with hot flashes...
  13. pmc Support Vector Machines to improve physiologic hot flash measures: application to the ambulatory setting
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychophysiology 48:1015-21. 2011
    ..SVMs improved this performance (sensitivity=.87, specificity=.97, PPV=.90, NPV=.96, F1=.88) and reduced BMI variation. SVMs can improve ambulatory physiologic hot flash measures...
  14. pmc Household responsibilities, income, and ambulatory blood pressure among working men and women
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:200-5. 2011
    ..The connection between job characteristics and cardiovascular outcomes has been widely studied. However, less is known about links between household work characteristics and cardiovascular health...
  15. pmc Hot flashes and carotid intima media thickness among midlife women
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 18:352-8. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that reported hot flashes would be associated with greater IMT cross-sectionally and with greater IMT progression over 2 years...
  16. pmc Improving the performance of physiologic hot flash measures with support vector machines
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Psychophysiology 46:285-92. 2009
    ..SVM models showed improved performance (sensitivity=0.89, specificity=0.96, PPV=0.85, NPV=0.96). SVM may improve the performance of skin conductance measures of hot flashes...
  17. pmc Racial and socioeconomic disparities in arterial stiffness and intima media thickness among adolescents
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:807-13. 2009
    ..Efforts to reduce socioeconomic and racial disparities in CVD should target disparities early in life...
  18. pmc Hot flashes and subclinical cardiovascular disease: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation Heart Study
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Circulation 118:1234-40. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that women with hot flashes would show reduced flow-mediated dilation and greater coronary artery and aortic calcification compared with women without hot flashes...
  19. ncbi request reprint Do depression and anxiety mediate the link between educational attainment and CHD?
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:25-32. 2006
    ..This study evaluates depression and anxiety as mediators of the association between educational attainment and incident CHD...
  20. ncbi request reprint Association between hot flashes, sleep complaints, and psychological functioning among healthy menopausal women
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Behav Med 13:163-72. 2006
    ..The frequency of physiologically monitored sleep hot flashes, as opposed to reported sleep hot flashes, may be independent of problems with sleep and mood among menopausal women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and risk of vasomotor symptoms in women with and without a history of depression: results from the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 13:553-60. 2006
    ..To examine whether physical activity was associated with decreased risk of vasomotor symptoms in a prospective study of women transitioning through menopause...
  22. pmc History of hot flashes and aortic calcification among postmenopausal women
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 17:256-61. 2010
    ..Interactions with hormone therapy use were examined in an exploratory fashion...
  23. ncbi request reprint Adiposity and reporting of vasomotor symptoms among midlife women: the study of women's health across the nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:78-85. 2008
    ..14, 1.42) in age- and site-adjusted models. Associations persisted in fully adjusted models and were not reduced when models included reproductive hormones. These findings support a thermoregulatory model of vasomotor symptoms...
  24. pmc Vasomotor symptoms and menopause: findings from the Study of Women's Health across the Nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 38:489-501. 2011
    ..We have reviewed the literature on VMS, emphasizing findings that have emerged from SWAN and new areas of inquiry in the area of VMS...
  25. pmc Abdominal adiposity and hot flashes among midlife women
    Rebecca C Thurston
    From the 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
    Menopause 15:429-34. 2008
    ..The study objective was to examine associations between abdominal adiposity and hot flashes, including the role of reproductive hormones in these associations...
  26. pmc Childhood abuse or neglect is associated with increased vasomotor symptom reporting among midlife women
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 15:16-22. 2008
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that women exposed to childhood abuse or neglect would have an increased likelihood of reporting hot flashes and night sweats during the menopausal transition...
  27. pmc Beyond frequency: who is most bothered by vasomotor symptoms?
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Departments of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 15:841-7. 2008
    ..However, not all women with vasomotor symptoms, including frequent symptoms, are bothered by them. The primary aim was to identify correlates of vasomotor symptom bother beyond symptom frequency...
  28. pmc Are vasomotor symptoms associated with alterations in hemostatic and inflammatory markers? Findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Menopause 18:1044-51. 2011
    ..We aimed to examine the longitudinal associations between hot flashes/night sweats and both inflammatory and hemostatic markers, controlling for cardiovascular risk factors and estradiol concentrations...
  29. pmc Do changes in sex steroid hormones precede or follow increases in body weight during the menopause transition? Results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Rachel P Wildman
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Belfer Room 1309, Bronx, New York 10461, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E1695-704. 2012
    ..Whether menopause-related changes in sex steroids account for midlife weight gain in women or whether weight drives changes in sex steroids remains unanswered...
  30. pmc Low socioeconomic status over 12 years and subclinical cardiovascular disease: the study of women's health across the nation
    Rebecca C Thurston
    From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA R C T, K A M Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, PA R C T, S R E K, E B M, C K M, K A M Department of Epidemiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY C A D and Department of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA T T L
    Stroke 45:954-60. 2014
    ..We aimed to test whether consistently low socioeconomic status, as indexed by education, income, and financial strain, for 12 years of midlife was related to later carotid intima-media thickness and plaque among women...
  31. doi request reprint Prospective study of anxiety and incident stroke
    Maya J Lambiase
    From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA M J L, R C T and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA L D K
    Stroke 45:438-43. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between anxiety symptoms and incident stroke in a nationally representative longitudinal study of the US population...
  32. pmc Burden of subclinical cardiovascular disease in "metabolically benign" and "at-risk" overweight and obese women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Unab I Khan
    Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
    Atherosclerosis 217:179-86. 2011
    ..Metabolically benign obese individuals have a 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk comparable to healthy normal weight individuals. However, the burden of subclinical CVD among metabolically benign obese is not well known...
  33. pmc Progression rates of carotid intima-media thickness and adventitial diameter during the menopausal transition
    Samar R El Khoudary
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA15213, USA
    Menopause 20:8-14. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to assess whether the levels and progression rates of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and adventitial diameter (AD) vary by menopausal stage...
  34. pmc Psychosocial features associated with lifetime comorbidity of major depression and anxiety disorders among a community sample of mid-life women: the SWAN mental health study
    Jill M Cyranowski
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Depress Anxiety 29:1050-7. 2012
    ..This report evaluates clinical, psychological, social, and stress-related characteristics associated with a lifetime history of MDD and anxiety...
  35. pmc Role stress, role reward, and mental health in a multiethnic sample of midlife women: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Teresa Lanza di Scalea
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:481-9. 2012
    ....
  36. pmc Mood symptoms after natural menopause and hysterectomy with and without bilateral oophorectomy among women in midlife
    Carolyn J Gibson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:935-41. 2012
    ..To examine whether mood symptoms increased more for women in the years after hysterectomy with or without bilateral oophorectomy relative to natural menopause...
  37. pmc Are hot flashes associated with sleep disturbance during midlife? Results from the STRIDE cohort study
    Hanna Xu
    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Maturitas 71:34-8. 2012
    ..We sought to understand the associations among sleep disturbance and the frequency, bothersomeness, and interference of hot flashes in mid-life women...
  38. ncbi request reprint Multiple sources of psychosocial disadvantage and risk of coronary heart disease
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:748-55. 2007
    ..However, multiple sources of psychosocial disadvantage tend to co-occur...
  39. pmc African-American ethnicity and cardiovascular risk factors are related to aortic pulse-wave velocity progression
    Mehret S Birru
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Hypertens 24:809-15. 2011
    ..Little is known about the relationships between CVD risk factors and PWV progression among women transitioning through the menopause, or whether these relationships vary by ethnicity...
  40. pmc Endogenous sex hormones impact the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in women during the menopausal transition
    Samar R El Khoudary
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    Atherosclerosis 225:180-6. 2012
    ....
  41. pmc Physical activity and sleep among midlife women with vasomotor symptoms
    Maya J Lambiase
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 20:946-52. 2013
    ..We examined the associations of habitual leisure time and household physical activity with sleep characteristics among women reporting vasomotor symptoms...
  42. pmc Negative affect and vasomotor symptoms in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation Daily Hormone Study
    Carolyn J Gibson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 18:1270-7. 2011
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Emotional antecedents of hot flashes during daily life
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:137-46. 2005
    ..It also examined individual differences predicting concordance between objective and subjective hot flashes...
  44. pmc The impact of menopause on health-related quality of life: results from the STRIDE longitudinal study
    Rachel Hess
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Qual Life Res 21:535-44. 2012
    ..We examine the impact of menopausal status, beyond menopausal symptoms, on health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Is the association between socioeconomic position and coronary heart disease stronger in women than in men?
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:57-65. 2005
    ..12) in age-adjusted models. Low education was associated with greater social and psychological risks for women than men; however, metabolic risks largely explained gender differences in the educational gradient in coronary heart disease...
  46. pmc Depression is associated with worse objectively and subjectively measured sleep, but not more frequent awakenings, in women with vasomotor symptoms
    Hadine Joffe
    Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Menopause 16:671-9. 2009
    ..We aimed to determine if objectively measured sleep and perceived sleep quality are worse in depressed women with VMS than in nondepressed women with VMS...
  47. pmc Employment status, depressive symptoms, and waist circumference change in midlife women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Bradley M Appelhans
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL Electronic address
    Ann Epidemiol 24:187-92. 2014
    ..This study tested whether the presence of elevated depressive symptoms explains variability in the time-varying association between employment status and central adiposity...
  48. pmc Changes in cardiovascular risk factors by hysterectomy status with and without oophorectomy: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:191-200. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the changes in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) leading up to and after hysterectomy with or without bilateral oophorectomy with the changes observed up to and after natural menopause...
  49. ncbi request reprint Emotional vitality and incident coronary heart disease: benefits of healthy psychological functioning
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1393-401. 2007
    ..Emotional vitality--characterized by a sense of energy, positive well-being, and effective emotion regulation--has been hypothesized to reduce risk of heart disease, but no studies have examined this relationship...
  50. pmc Negative attitudes and affect do not predict elective hysterectomy: a prospective analysis from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Carolyn J Gibson
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 18:499-507. 2011
    ..Using prospective data, we examined the associations of negative affect, attitudes toward aging and menopause, premenstrual symptoms, and vasomotor symptoms with elective hysterectomy in midlife...
  51. doi request reprint Affective and cardiovascular effects of experimentally-induced social status
    Tamar Mendelson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Psychol 27:482-9. 2008
    ..This study used experimental methods to test the hypothesis that subordinate social status per se causes psychological distress and cardiovascular arousal...
  52. pmc Psychosocial factors in the development of heart disease in women: current research and future directions
    Carissa A Low
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Psychosom Med 72:842-54. 2010
    ..To review the recent (1995-2009) literature on psychosocial risk and protective factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) among women, including negative emotions, stress, social relationships, and positive psychological factors...
  53. pmc Racial differences in perception of healthy body weight in midlife women: results from the Do Stage Transitions Result in Detectable Effects study
    Semara Thomas
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Menopause 20:269-73. 2013
    ..Midlife is a critical period for women that typically includes weight gain. We assessed the associations between perception of healthy body weight and body mass index (BMI) and whether they vary by race...
  54. pmc Child abuse is related to inflammation in mid-life women: role of obesity
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, USA Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, USA Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, USA Electronic address
    Brain Behav Immun 36:29-34. 2014
    ..This study examined whether childhood abuse predicted elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and whether the association was due to body size...
  55. pmc Flow-mediated dilation and exercise blood pressure in healthy adolescents
    Maya J Lambiase
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, United States Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, United States Electronic address
    J Sci Med Sport 17:425-9. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between endothelial function, indexed by brachial artery flow-mediated dilation, and submaximal exercise blood pressure in healthy adolescents...
  56. pmc How well do different measurement modalities estimate the number of vasomotor symptoms? Findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation FLASHES Study
    Polly Fu
    From the 1Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 2Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 3Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA and 4Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Menopause 21:124-30. 2014
    ..We determined whether discrepancies between measurement modalities varied by participant characteristics...
  57. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in metabolic syndrome differ by gender: evidence from NHANES III
    Eric B Loucks
    Department of Psychiatry and Douglas Hospital Research Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 17:19-26. 2007
    ..The aim of the study is to examine whether socioeconomic position (SEP) is associated with metabolic syndrome and whether the association differs by gender and race/ethnicity...
  58. ncbi request reprint SSRIs for menopausal hot flashes: a promise yet to be delivered
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Menopause 14:820-2. 2007
  59. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of a Hatha yoga treatment for menopausal symptoms
    Cathryn Booth-LaForce
    University of Washington, United States
    Maturitas 57:286-95. 2007
    ..To assess the feasibility and efficacy of a yoga treatment for menopausal symptoms. Both physiologic and self-reported measures of hot flashes were included...

Research Grants2

  1. A Biopsychosocial Approach to Racial/Ethnic Differences in Menopausal Hot Flashes
    Rebecca Thurston; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The skills, training, and data obtained from this award will support the Candidate's development as an independent investigator and an interdisciplinary women's midlife health expert, with particular expertise in hot flashes. ..