Year One Data | Department of Psychology

Year One Data

A Closer Look:

STUDY GOAL:
To examine the relationship between social vigilance and subclinical atherosclerosis as well as test hypotheses regarding the bidirectional relationship between vigilance and the social environment as it relates to stress and disease risk.

FEDERAL SUPPORT:
• Funded by the National Institutes of Health

COLLABORATION BETWEEN:
• University of North Texas
• UTSouthwestern Medical Center
• University of Utah
• Penn State University
• University of California, San Diego
• Our local partners and community

THE SAMPLE:
• Enrolled 300 community participants(150 men, 150 women)
• Initial Recruitment - November 3 (UNT Homecoming)
• Sample completed: - September 14
• Total time: 10 months/11 days

THE WORK:
• 300 carotid artery scans performed and read

COLLECTED:
• 1,500 Cryovials of serium
• 1 gallon of good Texas Blood collected
(1 teaspoon at a time)
• 12,300 pages of survey data
• 11,400 phone-based assessments
• 14,000 Blood Pressure readings
• 1,200 hours of sleep data
• $420,500 into local economy

WHATS NEXT …
• Process and analyze the data
• Write up findings for publication and report to NIH
• Write the follow-up grant to continue the study past 2015
• Nov. 2014 - bring participants back for round 2 of data collection

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