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See detailAnger suppression, reactivity and hypertension risk: Gender makes a difference
Vögele, Claus UL; Cheeseman, Karen; Jarvis, Ann

in Annals of Behavioral Medicine : A Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (1997), 19

The present study investigated gender-related differences in cardiovascular reactivity and the role of anger inhibition and risk for future hypertension. Tonic blood pressure served as an index of ... [more ▼]

The present study investigated gender-related differences in cardiovascular reactivity and the role of anger inhibition and risk for future hypertension. Tonic blood pressure served as an index of hypertension risk. Twenty-eight female and 26 male college students with high and low normal blood pressure were recruited on the basis of their mean arterial pressure. Continuous measures of heart rate and blood pressure were taken while participants carried out a series of behavioral manoeuvres including mental arithmetic, interpersonal challenge, a frustrating psychomotor test, and the cold pressor test. Participants also completed inventories assessing trait anxiety, trait anger, anger expression, and Type A. The results are in concordance with previous findings and show higher cardiovascular reactivity in men than in women and in subjects at risk for hypertension. Within the male group, a combination of hypertension risk and anger suppression led to the highest reactivity, whereas in female subjects, differences in anger-in had no effect on reactivity. The implications of these results are discussed in light of sex differences in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. [less ▲]

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See detailBenefits of psychological preparation for surgery: a meta-analysis
Johnston, Marie; Vögele, Claus UL

in Annals of Behavioral Medicine : A Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (1993), 15

Analyzed the results of randomized controlled trials of different methods of psychological preparation of adult patients for surgery to determine the benefits sought from psychological preparation ... [more ▼]

Analyzed the results of randomized controlled trials of different methods of psychological preparation of adult patients for surgery to determine the benefits sought from psychological preparation, whether they were achieved, and whether they were likely to be gained. The following 8 outputs were measured in 38 published/unpublished studies: negative affect, pain, pain medication, length of stay, behavioral and clinical indices of recovery, physiological indices, satisfaction, and costs and other outcomes. All benefits analyzed were demonstrated at a level greater than chance in the studies. Procedural information and behavioral instructions showed the most wide-ranging effects in improving measures of all 8 outcomes. Relaxation was also effective, showing benefit on all outcomes except behavioral recovery. Sensory-information, hypnotic, and emotion-focused approaches were not effective in improving outcomes. [less ▲]

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