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Dyslipidaemia and impaired well-being in middle-aged women reporting low Sense of Coherence. The Women's Health in the Lund Area (WHLA) Study

Svartvik, Lena LU ; Lidfeldt, Jonas LU ; Nerbrand, Christina LU ; Samsioe, Göran LU ; Scherstén, Bengt LU and Nilsson, Peter M (2000) In Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 18(3). p.177-182
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: A low Sense of Coherence (SOC) is a concept related to a feeling of ill health. Not much is known about possible relationships between SOC and biological factors. SETTING: Population-based study of middle-aged women. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Four-hundred-and-fifty women participated as a subgroup of a larger study of cardiovascular risk factor screening. A self-administered questionnaire with 29 questions related to SOC was completed in addition to questions on social background factors and medical history. RESULTS: The mean score of SOC was 150.9 (SD 23.4). HDL cholesterol was lower (p < 0.05) and triglyceride levels higher (p < 0.05) in women with low SOC (1.5 and 2.1 mmol/L) compared to women with medium (1.8 and 1.4... (More)
OBJECTIVE: A low Sense of Coherence (SOC) is a concept related to a feeling of ill health. Not much is known about possible relationships between SOC and biological factors. SETTING: Population-based study of middle-aged women. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Four-hundred-and-fifty women participated as a subgroup of a larger study of cardiovascular risk factor screening. A self-administered questionnaire with 29 questions related to SOC was completed in addition to questions on social background factors and medical history. RESULTS: The mean score of SOC was 150.9 (SD 23.4). HDL cholesterol was lower (p < 0.05) and triglyceride levels higher (p < 0.05) in women with low SOC (1.5 and 2.1 mmol/L) compared to women with medium (1.8 and 1.4 mmol/L) or high SOC (1.7 and 1.5 mmol/L). In multiple regression analysis, a low HDL cholesterol level was still significantly associated with low SOC (p < 0.05) after adjustment for possible confounders. Women reporting low SOC were further characterised by a higher proportion of subjects with regular clinical visits for health care (49% vs 35% and 29%). CONCLUSIONS: Middle-aged women reporting low SOC showed lower HDL cholesterol and higher triglyceride levels, and reported more clinical visits and medical symptoms than women with higher SOC. (Less)
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age, dyslipidaemia, lifestyle, quality of life, Sense of factors and medical history. Coherence, social, women
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  author       = {Svartvik, Lena and Lidfeldt, Jonas and Nerbrand, Christina and Samsioe, Göran and Scherstén, Bengt and Nilsson, Peter M},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {177--182},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care},
  title        = {Dyslipidaemia and impaired well-being in middle-aged women reporting low Sense of Coherence. The Women's Health in the Lund Area (WHLA) Study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/028134300453395},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2000},
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