2022, Supplement 3
Cardiovasc Metab Sci 2022; 33 (S3)
Systemic high blood pressure associated with psychosocial factors in Mexico: a multidimensional approach
Gómez-Álvarez, Enrique B; Núñez-Ruiz, Andrea A
ABSTRACTHigh blood pressure (HBP) continues to be one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide. Psychosocial work factors have proven to be a modifiable risk factor related to cardiovascular disease. Here, we discuss how psychosocial factors are related to a negative impact on HBP. Diverse authors consider that excessive workload, low decision-making capacity, and low social support contribute to adverse working elements. These factors have been highlighted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in which there has been an increased job strain and reduced work/life balance, which were particularly accentuated for women that are home providers and caregivers. The implementation of protective measurements at the institutional and individual levels should be implemented to reduce the negative impact of HBP and, consequently, reduce the burden of cardiovascular risk in all workers.