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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291739
Title:
The relationship of stress to bone loss in postmenopausal women
Author:
Adler, Carole Neiss
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The objective of this research is to establish the relationship between stress and bone loss, and to determine to what extent it can be mediated by changes in individual perceptions and behavior. It utilizes the results of a sixteen year longitudinal osteoporosis study and is augmented by extensive in-home interviews to assess pertinent psychosocial and health regime factors. The salience of the mind-body-spirit experience is applied to the topic of osteoporosis, a cogent and immediate concern for all women. As a chronic condition of aging, the impact of osteoporosis on the morbidity and mortality of women has long been a concern of health practitioners, anthropologists, and epidemiologists. It presents a formidable threat to quality of life for postmenopausal women. This paper has been developed to explore the possibility that life changes, adjustments and stressors, might have a deleterious effect on bone density in aging women. The attempt to analyze whether bone loss accelerated under stress could not be unequivocally determined. In the process of interview and qualitative analysis it was revealed that the personal strengths of the subjects including positive attitudes, hardiness, and coping styles may well have buffered such losses. In this population, bone loss clearly associated with aging was not as clearly amenable to interventions by the subjects in terms of health and lifestyle behaviors as it appeared to be when bone density changes were not significantly attached to age.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); maps
Keywords:
Anthropology, Physical.; Psychology, Psychobiology.; Women's Studies.; Health Sciences, Public Health.; Health Sciences, Human Development.; maps
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Stini, William A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe relationship of stress to bone loss in postmenopausal womenen_US
dc.creatorAdler, Carole Neissen_US
dc.contributor.authorAdler, Carole Neissen_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this research is to establish the relationship between stress and bone loss, and to determine to what extent it can be mediated by changes in individual perceptions and behavior. It utilizes the results of a sixteen year longitudinal osteoporosis study and is augmented by extensive in-home interviews to assess pertinent psychosocial and health regime factors. The salience of the mind-body-spirit experience is applied to the topic of osteoporosis, a cogent and immediate concern for all women. As a chronic condition of aging, the impact of osteoporosis on the morbidity and mortality of women has long been a concern of health practitioners, anthropologists, and epidemiologists. It presents a formidable threat to quality of life for postmenopausal women. This paper has been developed to explore the possibility that life changes, adjustments and stressors, might have a deleterious effect on bone density in aging women. The attempt to analyze whether bone loss accelerated under stress could not be unequivocally determined. In the process of interview and qualitative analysis it was revealed that the personal strengths of the subjects including positive attitudes, hardiness, and coping styles may well have buffered such losses. In this population, bone loss clearly associated with aging was not as clearly amenable to interventions by the subjects in terms of health and lifestyle behaviors as it appeared to be when bone density changes were not significantly attached to age.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typemaps-
dc.subjectAnthropology, Physical.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Psychobiology.en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Human Development.en_US
dc.subjectmaps-
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorStini, William A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1399727en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b40638054en_US
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