Role of psychosocial factors in hypertension

Lijing L. Yan*, Kiang Liu, Karen A. Matthews, Martha L. Daviglus, Catarina I. Kiefe

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We examined the effect of psychosocial factors-including time urgency/impatience, achievement/striving/competitiveness, hostility, depression, and anxiety-on long-term risk of hypertension in a young adult, urban cohort. Of these five psychosocial factors, time urgency/impatience and hostility were positively and independently associated with a dose-response increase in the 15-year incidence of hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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