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Does adding information on job strain improve risk prediction for coronary heart disease beyond the standard Framingham risk score? The Whitehall II study

Kivimäki, M; Nyberg, ST; Batty, GD; Shipley, MJ; Ferrie, JE; Virtanen, M; Marmot, MG; ... Hamer, M; + view all (2011) Does adding information on job strain improve risk prediction for coronary heart disease beyond the standard Framingham risk score? The Whitehall II study. International Journal of Epidemiology , 40 (6) 1577 - 1584. 10.1093/ije/dyr078. Green open access

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Abstract

Guidelines for coronary heart disease (CHD) prevention recommend using multifactorial risk prediction algorithms, particularly the Framingham risk score. We sought to examine whether adding information on job strain to the Framingham model improves its predictive power in a low-risk working population.

Type: Article
Title: Does adding information on job strain improve risk prediction for coronary heart disease beyond the standard Framingham risk score? The Whitehall II study
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyr078
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyr078
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Algorithms, Blood Pressure, Cohort Studies, Coronary Disease, Diabetes Complications, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Status Indicators, Humans, Lipids, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Occupational Health, Patient Education as Topic, Risk Assessment, Smoking, Stress, Psychological, Workplace
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1307786
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