Journal article

Psychosocial Risk Factors and Retinal Microvascular Signs

Richard A Jensen, Steven Shea, Nalini Ranjit, Ana Diez-Roux, Tien Y Wong, Ronald Klein, Barbara EK Klein, Mary Frances Cotch, David S Siscovick

American Journal of Epidemiology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

The association between psychosocial risk factors and retinal microvascular signs was examined in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Subjects were recruited from Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; Forsyth County, North Carolina; Los Angeles County, California; New York, New York; and St. Paul, Minnesota. Levels of depressive symptoms, trait anger, trait anxiety, chronic burdens, emotional support, and cynical distrust were assessed by questionnaire (from July 2000 to July 2002). Digital retinal images (from August 2002 to January 2004) from 6,147 participants were used to evaluate retinopathy and retinal vascular caliber. After controlling for potential confounding factors, the ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (contracts N01-HC-95159 through N01-HC-95165 and N01-HC-95169 to MESA); a National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Award (National Eye Institute award Z01Ey000403 to M. F. C.); and a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Training Grant (T32HL007902 to R.A.J.).