Relationship between Psychosocial Stress and Coronary Risk Factors of Employees in a Research Institute

일부 남성 연구원들의 사회심리적 스트레스와 관상동맥질환 위험인자의 관련성

  • Park, Chun-Ja (Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Public Health, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kwon, In-Sun (Department of Preventive Medicine and public Health, Chungnam National University School of Medicine and Research Institute for Medical Sciences) ;
  • Cho, Young-Chae (Department of Preventive Medicine and public Health, Chungnam National University School of Medicine and Research Institute for Medical Sciences)
  • 박춘자 (충남대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 권인선 (충남대학교 의학전문대학원 예방의학교실 및 의학연구소) ;
  • 조영채 (충남대학교 의학전문대학원 예방의학교실 및 의학연구소)
  • Published : 2010.01.31


The purpose of the present study was intended to assess psycosocial stress of male researchers working in a Research Institute, and to reveal the relationship between psycosocial stress and coronary risk factors. Data were obtained from 356 male researchers who underwent health package check-up at the health promotion center of a university hospital from May to June 2007, using by self-administered questionnaire & health check-up. For psycosocial stress, we used the questionnaire with 18 items developed as Psychosocial Well-bing Index(PWI). For coronary risk factors, systolic and diastolic blood pressure(SBP, DBP), triglyceride(TG), total cholesterol(TC), high and low density lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL, LDL), fasting blood sugar(FBS) and % fat rate were measured. As a results, the level of psycosocial stress is influenced by socio-demographic characteristics, job-related characteristics and health-related behaviors. Especially, it was found to have the inter-relational effects that the higher the blood pressure, the higher the level of psycosocial stress.


Psychosocial stress;Coronary risk factors;Research workers


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