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Social support level in relation to metabolic syndrome – results of the SOPKARD study

Anna Pakalska-Korcala, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Jerzy Piwoński, Katarzyna Gil, Kamil Chwojnicki, Agata Ignaszewska-Wyrzykowska, Milena Mielczarek, Piotr Radziwiłłowicz, Jerzy Landowski, Bogdan Wyrzykowski
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(5):500-505.

open access

Vol 66, No 5 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-05-26
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract


Background: Low level of social support is one of the psychosocial cardiovascular risk factors. Moreover, social support level (SSL) has been reported to be associated with components of metabolic syndrome (MS). Aim: To evaluate the association of SSL with MS in 50- and 60-year-old citizens of Sopot.
Methods: The study covered 476 citizens of Sopot (218 males – M; 258 females – F), aged 50-60 years, invited to take part in the screening project SOPKARD aimed at increasing detectability of hypertension, dyslipidaemia and diabetes mellitus in 2002-2003. Patients with MS were diagnosed according to the AHA/NHLBI criteria (2007). The Berkman and Syme’s questionnaire was used for assessment of SSL which was categorised into 3 groups: low, medium and high.
Results: Metabolic syndrome was diagnosed in 34% (W 29%, M 39%, p

Abstract


Background: Low level of social support is one of the psychosocial cardiovascular risk factors. Moreover, social support level (SSL) has been reported to be associated with components of metabolic syndrome (MS). Aim: To evaluate the association of SSL with MS in 50- and 60-year-old citizens of Sopot.
Methods: The study covered 476 citizens of Sopot (218 males – M; 258 females – F), aged 50-60 years, invited to take part in the screening project SOPKARD aimed at increasing detectability of hypertension, dyslipidaemia and diabetes mellitus in 2002-2003. Patients with MS were diagnosed according to the AHA/NHLBI criteria (2007). The Berkman and Syme’s questionnaire was used for assessment of SSL which was categorised into 3 groups: low, medium and high.
Results: Metabolic syndrome was diagnosed in 34% (W 29%, M 39%, p
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Keywords

social support level – metabolic syndrome

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Title

Original article
Social support level in relation to metabolic syndrome – results of the SOPKARD study

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 5 (2008)

Pages

500-505

Published online

2008-05-26

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(5):500-505.

Keywords

social support level – metabolic syndrome

Authors

Anna Pakalska-Korcala
Tomasz Zdrojewski
Jerzy Piwoński
Katarzyna Gil
Kamil Chwojnicki
Agata Ignaszewska-Wyrzykowska
Milena Mielczarek
Piotr Radziwiłłowicz
Jerzy Landowski
Bogdan Wyrzykowski

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