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Keywords
myocardial infarction
stress tolerance
stress tolerance check list
Abstract
In our course of surveys to study the relationship between stress and myocardial infarction (MI), we have investigated whether stress tolerance may play a significant role when MI develops. To elucidate the possible role of stress tolerance, we examined 96 patients with MI (68 men and 28 women, age 40-90 years) with a stress tolerance check list in which stress tolerance was quantified as total points for 20 self-evaluated items, each scored between 1 and 4 points. Their scores were compared with control values obtained from persons not suffering from MI, and further analyzed by dividing them into 3 groups according to their grade of stress tolerance; that is, low (39 or less in score), moderate (40-49) and high (50-80). The mean stress tolerance score (± SD) was significantly lower in the 96 MI patients (49.5 ± 8.90 points) than in the controls (60.8 ± 7.3 points). The stress tolerance grade was low in 13 of the 96 (13.5%), moderate in 34 (35.5%) and high in 49 (51.0%). In MI patients, lowly or moderately stress-tolerant persons were significantly higher in percentage (49.0%) than in the controls (6.3%). These results clearly indicate that low stress tolerance is a risk factor in the development of MI.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
45
Issue
2
Start Page
43
End Page
47
Published Date
2002-06
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2002, 45(2), 43-47
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English