Taking the tension out of hypertension: A prospective study of psychological well being and hypertension

Date Published: 
June 2014
Trudel-Fitzgerald, C, Boehm, JK, Kivimaki, M, & Kubzansky L

This study examined the prospective association between psychological well-being - as measured by emotional vitality and optimism - and incident hypertension. High emotional vitality was associated with reduced risk of hypertension in an age-adjusted model, although this association was attenuated when adjusting for health behaviors and ill being. Optimism was not significantly associated with hypertension.

Health Assets: 
Cardiovascular Health, Emotional Vitality, Optimism
Health Conditions: 
Cardiovascular Disease
Positive Health Type: 
Biological, Subjective
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