Accession Number : ADA130242

Title :   Navy Company Commanders: Serum Uric Acid and Cholesterol Variability with Job Stress.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Rahe,Richard H ; Conway,Terry L ; Vickers,Ross R ; Ryman,David H ; Hervig,Linda K

PDF Url : ADA130242

Report Date : Jan 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Variability in both serum uric acid and cholesterol was measured in 46 Navy company commanders during their first experience leading recruits through boot camp training. In addition, 34 of these men were studied as they trained their second company; this allowed for investigation of uric and cholesterol variability during these men's initial and second experiences with identical job stresses. Serum uric acid data revealed a significant elevation early in stressful training. This result was particularly evident during the first recruit company. Serum cholesterol showed a significant fall relatively late in training. A similar pattern for serum cholesterol was seen over both the first and second companies, but the observed fall was slightly greater during the first company. Within-person analyses indicated that the men's perceived job stress was a consistent psychological correlate of serum cholesterol, but not of serum uric acid. The different temporal patterns found for these two serum metabolites are discussed along with the possible health significances of psychobiological adaptation.

Descriptors :   *Military commanders, *Stress(Psychology), *Uric acid, *Cholesterol, *Naval training, Blood serum, Naval personnel, Officer personnel, Measurement, Recruits

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE