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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2010, 20(2): 136-141 Back to browse issues page
Study the relationship of anxiety and anger with chronic hypertension
Elham Faramarzinia * 1, Mohammad Ali Besharat
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Background: Hypertension is one of the most popular and important threats to human health. Almost one-fourth of all deaths in the elderly people is due to hypertension or its related side effects. Hypertension is mostly without any sign, but has some side effects, such as cardiomyopathy, stroke, and renal failure. In this research, the relationship of anxiety and anger with hypertension was studied.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive- analytic study, from people presented to the medical centers of Islamic Azad University, Tehran Medical Branch, 130 patients suffering from hypertension, as case group, and 100 healthy people, as the control group, were selected. They were given two tests of multi-systematic anxiety test and multi-dimensional anger test. the results were analyzed by t-test.
Results: This study showed that there was a statistically significant relationship between anxiety and chronic hypertension in all the cognitive, perceptive, behavioral, and physical aspects. There was also a significant relationship between anger and chronic hypertension in aggression, aggressive situations, aggressive view and internal anger. But, there was no significant relationship between observed among external anger and chronic hypertension.
Conclusion: This study demonstrated that anxiety and anger is significantly higher in chronic hypertensive patients compared with healthy people. It is concluded that there is relationship between anxiety and anger with chronic hypertension.
Keywords: Anxiety, Anger, Chronic hypertension
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Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2010/09/4
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Elham Faramarzinia, Mohammad Ali Besharat. Study the relationship of anxiety and anger with chronic hypertension. MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2010; 20 (2) :136-141
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Volume 20, Issue 2 (Summer 2010) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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