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Framingham Offspring Study: Psychosocial Risk Factors

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: May 17, 2002
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2016
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
To examine the relationship between psychosocial characteristics, health behaviors, and the development of coronary heart disease among participants in the Framingham Offspring Study.

Cardiovascular Diseases Coronary Disease Heart Diseases Depression Atrial Fibrillation

Study Type: Observational

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: May 2001
Study Completion Date: October 2003
Detailed Description:


Unique data sets of social, psychological, and behavioral measures were collected at the third examination of the Offspring Study from 1984 through 1987 (which results in 14 to 17 years of follow-up). Hypotheses for this research are focused toward understanding the sex and age differences in the effects these variables have on health endpoints. The research questions involve the prediction of three separate endpoints: incidence of coronary heart disease; the incidence and prognosis of atrial fibrillation; and total mortality. The analyses of psychosocial predictors for these outcomes are divided into four conceptual areas: 1) occupational status and strain, income, and employment status; 2) type A behavior, expressions of anger, hostility, and rate; 3) symptoms of depression, tension, anxiety, and feelings of aloneness; and 4) marital relationships and marital strain. These psychosocial variables will be analyzed jointly with the physiological risk factors collected at the same time to assess independence and interaction of effects. To date these psychosocial data have not been analyzed or published.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00037323     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1162
R03HL067426 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: May 16, 2002
First Posted: May 17, 2002
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2016
Last Verified: May 2004

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases