Anger, cardiovascular health and depression in middle-aged Korean men: the mediating effect of social support

Young Joo Park, Soonim Baik, Hyun-Jeong Shin, Ji Won Yoon, Sook Hee Chun, Sohyun Moon

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PURPOSE: A descriptive correlational study was designed to examine the relationship of trait anger and anger expression to blood pressure, cholesterol, and depression in middle-aged Korean men. In addition, this study investigated the mediating effect of social support in relation to anger and other variables. METHODS: Two hundred and ninety nine men aged 40 to 64 years were recruited from a health center at K University Hospital located in Ansan City, Kyungki province, Korea. The instruments used were Spielberger's state trait anger expression inventory-the Korean version for trait anger and anger expression, Beck's depression inventory for depression, and a Personal resource questionnaire for perceived social support. RESULTS: Men with high trait anger showed significantly higher systolic blood pressure(BP) and diastolic BP. The level of cholesterol did not have a significant relationship with trait anger and anger expression. The severity of depression was significantly higher in men with high trait anger or more frequent uses of anger-in or anger-out. The perceived social support had a significant mediating effect in relation to trait anger and depression. CONCLUSIONS: Various nursing interventions for managing anger or improving social support need to be developed in a future study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-871
Number of pages9
JournalTaehan Kanho Hakhoe chi
Volume36
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 1

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Anger, cardiovascular health and depression in middle-aged Korean men : the mediating effect of social support. / Park, Young Joo; Baik, Soonim; Shin, Hyun-Jeong; Yoon, Ji Won; Chun, Sook Hee; Moon, Sohyun.

In: Taehan Kanho Hakhoe chi, Vol. 36, No. 5, 01.08.2006, p. 863-871.

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