HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Wartime raises stress, blood pressure rates in military offspring

Children with parents in the military have higher blood pressure, heart rates and general stress levels than their peers during wartime, researchers say.

Researchers looked at 121 adolescents including 48 with civilian parents, 20 with a parent deployed to Iraq and 53 with a parent in the military but not deployed days after Operation Iraqi Freedom was launched in March 2003 and nearly three months later when President Bush announced major hostilities had ceased.

At both points, adolescent offspring of military personnel self-reported higher levels of stress and measures of blood pressure and heart rates supported that.

"We expected stress levels would push up blood pressure and heart rates," says Dr. Vernon Barnes, physiologist at the Medical College of Georgia and principal author of a paper published in the January issue of Military Medicine.

Dr. Barnes and his colleagues used a posttraumatic stress disorder questionnaire developed by the military for personnel and modified for adolescents, a survey to assess psychosocial concerns such as sense of well-being and faith in government as well as more objective heart rate and blood pressure measures.

Not surprisingly, they found that particularly adolescents with deployed parents had higher rates than their classmates. Studies were done at the Academy of Richmond County, a high school in Augusta, Ga., attended by many children whose parents are stationed at Fort Gordon.

Acknowledging that the study size was small and did not assess non-war related stressors, the researchers note that the physical impact of the war on military offspring merits attention. "We are not aware of any studies examining the impact of the onset of the war on both stress levels and blood pressure of military offspring," Dr. Barnes says.

There is evidence of the impact of environmental stress on blood pressure and heart rate, important indicators of cardiovascular hea
'"/>

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@mcg.edu
706-721-4421
Medical College of Georgia
9-Feb-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study raises new treatment possibilities for cognitive disorders
2. Having elevated risk factors in young adulthood raises risk of coronary calcium later on
3. Major discovery raises prospect of better patient care by improving platelet life span
4. Improved treatment raises medulloblastoma survival rate
5. Supertron raises $3.5 million in Series C Financing
6. Stopping medication too soon after receiving a drug-eluting stent raises risk of death
7. Selenium-protein deficiency raises prostate cancer risk
8. Childhood arthritis raises risk of broken bones
9. Rapid lung function decline raises risk of death and hospitalization
10. New research shows second-hand smoke raises diabetes risk
11. Obesity in middle age raises heart disease, diabetes risk in older age

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Wartime raises stress blood pressure rates military offspring

(Date:4/21/2015)... 21, 2015 Carinsuranceshoppingsource.com has released ... comprehensive auto insurance plans . , Comprehensive ... coverage for numerous situations. The coverage limit can also ... auto insurance will protect a car against fire damage, ... Comparing quotes is no longer difficult and it can ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... 2015 As a provider of holistic, ... that their rehabilitation strategy, which involves various treatment modalities, ... In an effort to offer hope and encouragement to ... lives, Best Drug Rehabilitation has featured a series of ... successful graduates of their recovery program. , One ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – ... http://www.idataresearch.com ), growth within the U.S. spinal implant market ... in existing technologies. The most notable development in spinal ... Many companies are developing new minimally invasive products to ... more traditional spinal fixation products. , Some spinal ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Le Petit Retreat Day Spa in L.A. is ... the leafy, historic Larchmont neighborhood, newly renamed as the Larchmont ... of “Disconnect to Reconnect.” Tina Figueroa, a former tech ... spa, announces the new name and new vision for the ... help celebrate connections with Moms and their adult children. ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... Carinsuranceshoppingsource.com has released a new blog ... for ecological vehicles. , Eco-friendly cars can ... safer driving experience. Some insurance agencies may even offer ... a new vehicle, clients should consider the costs of ... car will always cost more to insure. Eco-friendly vehicles ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Comprehensive Auto Insurance Is An Important But Complex Policy 2Health News:Best Drug Rehabilitation Graduate Discusses Making Amends and Rebuilding Relationships 2Health News:Increasing Competition Driven by Technological Shifts in U.S. Spinal Implant Market; DePuy Synthes Continues to Challenge Medtronic’s Lead 2Health News:Increasing Competition Driven by Technological Shifts in U.S. Spinal Implant Market; DePuy Synthes Continues to Challenge Medtronic’s Lead 3Health News:Larchmont Sanctuary Spa Revealed as New Name For Neighborhood Spa; New Owner, New Eco Offerings & New Theme: “Disconnect to Reconnect” 2Health News:Larchmont Sanctuary Spa Revealed as New Name For Neighborhood Spa; New Owner, New Eco Offerings & New Theme: “Disconnect to Reconnect” 3Health News:Auto Insurance Quotes For Eco-Friendly Vehicles 2
(Date:4/21/2015)... , April 21, 2015  Decision Diagnostics Corp. ... and the exclusive worldwide sales, service and regulatory ... FDA-cleared Green Alternative Strip, specifically designed to work ... OneTouch Ultra family of glucose testing meters, the ... today that Johnson & Johnson/Lifescan has requested an ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... 2015  Navitas has launched Aviator, a Cloud Based ... offerings for life sciences clients. Aviator supports Regulatory, Clinical ... seamless flow of data across all applications and into ... worked closely with Oracle to provide Argus, Life Sciences ... the Cloud. ...
(Date:4/21/2015)...  TissueGene, Inc. a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused ... of cell therapy, today announced the appointment of ... Operating Officer.  Mr. Newman was most recently Senior ... at ZIOPHARM Oncology, a Boston, Massachusetts ... control and cell technologies in the cancer treatment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Decision Diagnostics Shrugs Off New Attack As Johnson & Johnson Panics In Patent Case 2Decision Diagnostics Shrugs Off New Attack As Johnson & Johnson Panics In Patent Case 3Navitas Launches Aviator - Cloud Based Platforms for Oracle Solutions 2Navitas Launches Aviator - Cloud Based Platforms for Oracle Solutions 3Navitas Launches Aviator - Cloud Based Platforms for Oracle Solutions 4TissueGene, Inc. Hires Robert Newman as Chief Operating Officer 2
Cached News: