Tom Pickering had a profound influence on the study of biobehavioral factors in the development, diagnosis, and misdiagnosis of hypertension. His contributions influenced several avenues of research, including ecological momentary assessments of the sources and causes of diurnal blood pressure variation, the evaluation and impact of job strain on blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, and the role of blood pressure reactivity and recovery to acute stress in hypertension development. This overview approaches these topics by examining the seminal role of the work by Tom et al. in the current understanding of how biobehavioral factors contribute to hypertension.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Assessment and Diagnosis
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing