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The associations of coping mechanism with arterial stiffness in Hwa-Byung patients

Title
The associations of coping mechanism with arterial stiffness in Hwa-Byung patients
Authors
Lee Y.J.Baek K.W.Yun K.W.Lim W.
Ewha Authors
연규월임원정
SCOPUS Author ID
연규월scopus; 임원정scopus
Issue Date
2009
Journal Title
Psychiatry Investigation
ISSN
1738-3684JCR Link
Citation
vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 241 - 244
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Objective: The goal of this study is to assess the relationship between stress coping mechanisms and the risk of atherosclerosis in patients with Hwa-Byung. Methods: The Korean version ofthe Ways of Coping Checklist (WOCC) was administered to 50 patients with Hwa-Byung (49.1±10.1 years, 6 males). Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and serum cholesterol level were assessed in all participants. Results: After controlling for age, sex, diagnosis of hypertension, Body Mass Index (BMI), and serum cholesterol level, the score of seeking social support in coping strategies was negatively correlated with right and left baPWV (r=-0.356, p=0.016; r=-0.373, p=0.012, respectively). In addition, the score of active coping mechanism was negatively correlated with both sides of baPWV (r=-0.383, p=0.009; r=-0.389, p=0.008, respectively). Conclusion: The seeking social support and active coping mechanism were inversely related to the severity of arterial stiffness in Hwa-Byung patients. Therefore, our result may suggest a possibility that coping strategies in Hwa-Byung patients are associated with the risk of atherosclerosis. Copyright © 2009 Official Journal of Korean Neuropsychiatric Association.
DOI
10.4306/pi.2009.6.4.241
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