Archive for the 'Stress' Category

09 Oct

Relationships between Perceived Stress: DISCUSSION

In the current nested case-control study, women with a high level of INR reported higher levels of perceived stress compared to women with low levels of INR. This result is consistent with findings from the parent sample, other Caribbean populations and African-American women in which other measures of psychological distress were significantly related to INR. […]

08 Oct

Relationships between Perceived Stress: RESULTS

A comparison of the characteristics of the women in the high and low INR groups is presented in Table 1. There was no significant difference between the groups in mean age. A larger number of individuals in the low-INR group were secondary school graduates, but this difference was not statistically significant. There was no significant […]

07 Oct

Relationships between Perceived Stress: MATERIALS AND METHODS

This study was conducted between June and August 2003 and included nondiabetic black women between the ages of 25 and 60 who resided on the Caribbean island of Dominica. The study subjects were recruited from among a population-based sample of 244 women who participated in the Dominica Obesity and Diabetes Risk Survey (DODARS) in which […]

06 Oct

Relationships between Perceived Stress

There is growing recognition of the importance of social and cultural factors in determining the global variation in risk of chronic diseases, like type-2 diabetes mellitus. Internalized racism (INR), measured as the extent to which blacks agree with racist stereotypes about blacks, is one sociocultural factor that has been investigated as a possible risk factor […]

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