Sense of Coherence and Biomarkers of Health in 43-Year-Old Women.
2005 (English)In: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, ISSN 1070-5503, Vol. 12, no 2, 98-102 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate how sense of coherence (SOC) relates to biomarkers of health in 43-year-old nonsmoking premenopausal women. Before taking part in a standardized medical health examination including assessment of blood pressure, blood lipids, and physical symptoms, participants completed a three-item measure of SOC. On the basis of their SOC scores, the 244 women with complete datasets were categorized into 1 of 3 groups with a weak, intermediate, or strong SOC. Results showed that women with a strong SOC had significantly lower levels of systolic blood pressure (p < .05) and total cholesterol (p < .05) than did women with a weak SOC. It is suggested that the lower levels of systolic blood pressure and total cholesterol found in women with a strong SOC may constitute a biological buffer against ill health and disease.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 12, no 2, 98-102 p.
sense of coherence, health biomarkers, nonsmoking premenopausal women
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13492OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-13492DiVA: diva2:180012