Perceived stress and ambulatory blood pressure: an analysis of potential health behavior mechanisms

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Health
Department Behavioral Science & Health
Faculty Mentor Bert Uchino
Creator Porter, Louis-Bassett
Title Perceived stress and ambulatory blood pressure: an analysis of potential health behavior mechanisms
Year graduated 2012
Date 2012-05
Description Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) has been linked to perceived stress. However, research is needed on the more specific processes that might be responsible for such a link. In the present study, we examined how potential health behavior mechanisms (weekly exercise, weekly alcohol consumption, and smoking status) can contribute to such a link in 94 married couples who also completed perceived stress scale assessments of daily life and ambulatory blood pressure assessments. Results indicate, counter to our predictions, that these behavioral variables, combined or separately, are most likely not responsible for the link between ABP and perceived stress levels. These data offer clarification for traditional models of stress and health and suggests further areas of research endeavors.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Ambulatory blood pressure measurement; stress management
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Louis-Bassett Porter
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 262,133 bytes
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1289513
ARK ark:/87278/s64206bd
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2016-10-18
Date Modified 2019-07-10
ID 205795
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64206bd
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