U.K. women's perception of the role of psychosocial stress in the development of coronary heart disease
Lockyer, L. & Thompson, DR. (2009). U.K. women's perception of the role of psychosocial stress in the development of coronary heart disease. Health Care for Women International,30(5), 408-427. United States of America: Taylor & Francis. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/07399330902785232
Epidemiological evidence suggests that psychosocial stress may be a contributing factor in the development of coronary heart disease. This article uses data from a study of 29 women resident in the Southeast of the United Kingdom. The women took part in semistructured interviews and completed the Short Form-36 item (SF-36) Health Survey. The women recorded low sores on the role functioning (emotional) scale of the SF-36. Interview data suggested that some women found aspects of their domestic life stressful and attributed this stress as a causal factor. Education and advice for women about coronary risk may need to acknowledge the home as a potential cause of psychosocial stress.