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"John Henryism" and blood pressure in a Dutch population.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Duijkers, TJ; Drijver, M; Kromhout, D; James, SA
Published in: Psychosomatic medicine
July 1988

In a stratified, random sample of 100 men and 100 women, aged 20-59 years, residing in Zutphen, the Netherlands, the hypothesis was tested that high scores on "John Henryism," a strong behavioral predisposition to cope actively with psychosocial environmental stressors, would be associated with higher blood pressure, especially among persons of lower education. In univariate analyses higher scores on John Henryism were strongly associated with higher blood pressures in men. Among women there was only an association of John Henryism and systolic blood pressure, but this association was no longer statistically significant after adjustment for potential confounders such as age, alcohol consumption, physical activity, Quetelet Index, and education. Among men, however, the association between John Henryism and systolic blood pressure remained statistically significant after adjustment for potential confounders. The association between John Henryism and blood pressure was more pronounced for men of low educational background.

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Psychosomatic medicine

DOI

EISSN

1534-7796

ISSN

0033-3174

Publication Date

July 1988

Volume

50

Issue

4

Start / End Page

353 / 359

Related Subject Headings

  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Psychiatry
  • Problem Solving
  • Personality Tests
  • Netherlands
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Hypertension
  • Humans
 

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Duijkers, T. J., Drijver, M., Kromhout, D., & James, S. A. (1988). "John Henryism" and blood pressure in a Dutch population. Psychosomatic Medicine, 50(4), 353–359. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006842-198807000-00004
Duijkers, T. J., M. Drijver, D. Kromhout, and S. A. James. “"John Henryism" and blood pressure in a Dutch population.Psychosomatic Medicine 50, no. 4 (July 1988): 353–59. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006842-198807000-00004.
Duijkers TJ, Drijver M, Kromhout D, James SA. "John Henryism" and blood pressure in a Dutch population. Psychosomatic medicine. 1988 Jul;50(4):353–9.
Duijkers, T. J., et al. “"John Henryism" and blood pressure in a Dutch population.Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 50, no. 4, July 1988, pp. 353–59. Epmc, doi:10.1097/00006842-198807000-00004.
Duijkers TJ, Drijver M, Kromhout D, James SA. "John Henryism" and blood pressure in a Dutch population. Psychosomatic medicine. 1988 Jul;50(4):353–359.

Published In

Psychosomatic medicine

DOI

EISSN

1534-7796

ISSN

0033-3174

Publication Date

July 1988

Volume

50

Issue

4

Start / End Page

353 / 359

Related Subject Headings

  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Risk Factors
  • Psychiatry
  • Problem Solving
  • Personality Tests
  • Netherlands
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Hypertension
  • Humans