Accession Number : ADA134381

Title :   An Investigation of the Causes of the Coronary-Prone (Type A) Behavior Pattern and Coronary Heart Disease.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Kalna,Michael S

PDF Url : ADA134381

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : This study investigates the relationships between the coronary-prone (Type A) behavior pattern, coronary heart disease (CHD), and stress. Behavioral and organizational data were obtained from 204 respondents; physiological data were obtained from 184 respondents. The physiological data consisted of cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and cortisol (116 out of 184). cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and the ratio of cholesterol divided by HDL (ratio) were used as indicators of CHD. Cortisol was used as an indicator of felt stress. Factor analysis, Pearson product-moment correlation analysis, and multiple regression analysis were employed. The results indicate that a high-fat diet produces higher levels of cholesterol. Smokers have higher cholesterol levels than non-smokers. Exercise increases the HDL cholesterol level, especially in Type A subjects. Social support and smoking do not significantly affect felt stress (cortisol).

Descriptors :   *Coronary disease, Patterns, Stress(Physiology), Level(Quantity), Cholesterol, Cortisol, Indicators, Factor analysis, Correlation, High rate, Theses

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE