University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Index of cardiometabolic health: a new method of measuring allostatic load using electronic health records

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Date

6-30-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Information Technology

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We developed a measure of allostatic load from electronic medical records (EMRs), which we named "Index of Cardiometabolic Health" (ICMH).

METHODS: Data were collected from participants' EMRs and a written survey in 2005. We computed allostatic load scores using the ICMH score and two previously described approaches.

RESULTS: We included 1865 employed adults who were 25-59 years old. Although the magnitude of the association was small, all methods of were predictive of SF-12 physical component subscales (all p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: We found that the ICMH had similar relationships with health-related quality of life as previously reported in the literature.

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Citation: Biomarkers. 2016 Jun 30:1-9. Link to article on publisher's site

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Keywords

Cardiovascular disease, obesity/diabetes, renal disease

PubMed ID

27310889