The Resource Heart disease : environment, stress, and gender, edited by Gerdi Weidner, Mária S. Kopp and Margareta Kristenson

Heart disease : environment, stress, and gender, edited by Gerdi Weidner, Mária S. Kopp and Margareta Kristenson

Heart disease : environment, stress, and gender
Heart disease
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environment, stress, and gender
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edited by Gerdi Weidner, Mária S. Kopp and Margareta Kristenson
Annotation This book addresses one major question: Why do men get more heart disease than women? Recent global trends in heart disease show that traditional coronary risk factors, such as elevated blood pressure and cholesterol are poor candidates in explaining the gender gap in heart disease. Changes in these risk factors also cannot explain the recent cardiovascular disease epidemic among middle-aged men in Eastern Europe. This book will focus on environmental, behavioral, and psychosocial variables, as well as new risk factors of a biological nature in an attempt to understand the gender gap in heart disease. It combines perspectives from numerous disciplines, such as demography, epidemiology, medicine, sociology, and psychology. This book features the work of a distinguished group of international researchers appearing in Richard Stone's report on "Stress: the invisible hand in Eastern Europe's death rates" (Science, vol. 288, June 9, 2000, pp. 1732-33). It combines perspectives from numerous disciplines, such as demography, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, sociology, and psychology to explore the environmental, behavioral, and psychosocial influences on men's greater susceptibility to heart disease
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N38 2002eb
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non fiction
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NATO science series. Series I, Life and behavioural sciences,
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v. 327
Heart disease : environment, stress, and gender, edited by Gerdi Weidner, Mária S. Kopp and Margareta Kristenson
  • "Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Increase in Coronary Heart Disease in Central and Eastern Europe: Stress and Gender Related Factors, 20-24 May 2000, Budapest, Hungary"--Title page verso
  • "Published in cooperation with NATO Scientific Affairs Division."
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  • Part IV. Gender Differences in Coping with Stress -- -- Gender and health-related attitudes : the role of a "macho" self-concept / Monika Sieverding -- Gender differences in morbidity and mortality following a major stressor : the case of conjugal bereavement / Eric D. Miller and Camille B. Wortman -- Gender differences in response to disaster / Susan D. Solomon -- Gender differences in coping strategies in students from Germany and the U.S.A. / Carl-Walter Kohlmann, Boris Egloff and Michael Hock -- -- Part V. Beyond Traditional and Psychosocial Risk Factors -- -- New dietary risk factors : differences between Western and Eastern Europe / Martin Bobak -- The role of pathogenic and protective dietary factors and non-traditional risk factors in the coronary epidemic of Eastern and Central Europe / Sonja L. Connor [and others] -- Blood pressure in everyday life : interplay of biological, psychological, social, emotional, and situational factors / David Shapiro, Iris Goldstein and Larry Jamner -- Possible causes of the differences in coronary heart disease mortality between Lithuania and Sweden : the Li Vicordia study / Margareta Kristenson and Zita Kucinskiene -- Atherogenic effects of radiation / Galyna Plyushch -- -- Part VI. Summary and Conclusions -- -- What have we learned so far? Implications for prevention / Margareta Kristenson and Gerdi Weidner
  • The role of stress and gender-related factors in the increase in heart disease in Eastern Europe : overview / Gerdi Weidner -- -- Part I. Cardiovascular Mortality in Women and Men : A Global Perspective -- -- The population health context for gender : stress and cardiovascular disease in Central and Eastern Europe / Clyde Hertzman, Arjumand Siddiqi and Martin Bobak -- Adverse health effects of effort-reward imalnce : applying the model to Eastern Europe / Johannes Siegrist -- Premature circulatory disease mortality in Russia : population- and individual-level evidence / Vladimir M. Shkolnikov, Frace Meslé and David A. Leon -- Coronary heart disease and cardiovascular mortality in the urban Siberian population : gender-specific findings from a 10-year cohort study / Sofia Malyutina, Galina Simonova adn Yuri Nikitin -- Trends in gender differences in coronary heart disease mortality : relationships to trends in health-related behavior and changing gender roles / Ingrid Waldron -- -- Part II. Heath Behaviors and Psychosocial Factors -- -- Risk factors and inequality in relation to morbidity and mortality in a changing society / Mária S. Kopp, Árpad Skrabski and András Székely -- Sociodemographic and behavioral correlates of depression in Hungarian women and men / János M. Réthelyi, György Purebl and Mária S. Kopp -- Psychosocial correlates of alcohol use and cigarette smoking in Hungary / Csilla Csoboth [and others] -- Alcohol consumption, coping and the gender gap in cardiovascular disease / R. Lorraine Collins -- Psychosocial factors and cariovascular risk in the East-West divide : the Swestonia study / Sarah S. Knox [and others] -- Psychosocial and behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular diseases among Romanian women and men / Adraina Baban and Viorel Mih -- Gender and age differences in coronary-prone behavior : a cross-cultural study / Kazimierz Wrzesniewski [and others] -- Gender differences in stress experienced by myocardial infarction patients undergoing cororary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) / Irena Heszen-Nkijodek, Alicja Michalak and Maciej Januszek -- -- Part III. Social Support, Emotions and Health -- -- Social support, cardiovascular disease, and mortality / Ralf Schwarzer and Nina Rieckmann -- Gender and age differences in social support : a study of East German migrants / Nina Knoll and Ralf Schwarzer -- Gender, social roles, and mental and physical health / Rosalind Chait Barnett -- Gender, mental health status, and social support during a stressful event / Thomas Klauer and Markus Winkeler
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  • (OCoLC)53020591
  • ebsco0585458936

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