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Mechanisms Underlying Psychosocial Associations With Ischemic Heart Disease (Kuopio)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2016
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date May 25, 2000
First Posted Date May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted Date May 13, 2016
Study Start Date July 1990
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00005260 on Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Mechanisms Underlying Psychosocial Associations With Ischemic Heart Disease (Kuopio)
Official Title Not Provided
Brief Summary To examine the relationships among psychosocial factors and carotid atherosclerosis, myocardial ischemia, arrhythmias, and thrombosis.
Detailed Description


Considerable interest and controversy exist concerning the role of psychosocial factors in the pathogenesis of ischemic heart disease. Studies of the prevalence, incidence, and mortality from ischemic heart disease have implicated socioeconomic status, job strain, Type A behavior, hostility, social support, and other variables.

The study used baseline data previously collected as part of the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study conducted in eastern Finland by the Research Institute of Public Health and the Research Institute of Exercise Medicine, both in Kuopio, and the Finnish National Public Health Institute in Helsinki. The area of eastern Finland lies within the area of greatest morbidity and mortality from ischemic heart disease in Finland, was part of the reference area for the evaluation of the North Karelia Project, and is part of the World Health Organization MONICA project.


The study was longitudinal in design. Physical examinations were conducted at baseline and information collected on behavioral risk factors, medical history, and medications. Evaluations included a maximal exercise tolerance test, four day supervised food recordings, a broad set of hematological and chemical tests from fasting venous blood and two 24-hour urine samples. Holter monitoring and ultrasonography of the carotid arteries were performed in Cohort II only. Psychosocial measures included social support and network participation, socioeconomic status, job strain, Type A behavior pattern, and John Henryism. All members of Cohort II were re-examined three years post-baseline. Cohort I members were not re-examined because they did not undergo Holter monitoring and ultrasonography. Prevalence and ischemic heart disease incidence analyses were performed using both cohorts. Baseline psychosocial factors were examined in relation to study endpoints which included extent of carotid atherosclerosis, presence of ischemia on exercise, presence of arrhythmias, tendency toward blood clotting, four year progression of atherosclerosis, and incidence of fatal and non-fatal ischemic heart disease.

The study was renewed in 1997. Data from a baseline examination, a four-year re-examination, and a proposed one-year re-examination of ultrasonographically assessed carotid and femoral atherosclerosis, and surveillance for myocardial infarctions and other outcomes, will be used to examine the progression or incidence of these outcomes in relation to changes in behavioral, psychosocial and socioeconomic factors. It will also be possible to see to to what extent the input of these behavioral, psychosocial and socioeconomic factors on cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 1,600 men and women is mediated by lipid peroxidation, hemostatic factors, and cardiovascular reactivity. Finally, the investigators state that this will be the first population-based epidemiologic study to examine the association between a carefully developed set of measures of cardiovascular reactivity to stress and the progression of carotid atherosclerosis, risk of myocardial infarction and death, and development of hypertension. The cohorts had previously been all male. Women were added when the study was renewed in FY 1997.

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

Study Type Observational
Study Design Not Provided
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Not Provided
Study Population Not Provided
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Arrhythmia
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Thrombosis
  • Heart Diseases
  • Atherosclerosis
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications *

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Completed
Enrollment Not Provided
Original Enrollment Not Provided
Actual Study Completion Date August 2002
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria No eligibility criteria
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers No
Contacts Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries Not Provided
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT00005260
Other Study ID Numbers 1143
R01HL044199 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigator: George Kaplan University of Michigan
PRS Account National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Verification Date July 2005