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Measuring the Functional Components of Social Support
In the last several years, we have been interested in the role social supports play in protecting people from the pathogenic effects of stress. By social supports, we scan the resources that areExpand
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Relationships between the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and clinical/polysomnographic measures in a community sample.
STUDY OBJECTIVES 1) To characterize PSQI and ESS scores, and their relationship to each other, in an adult community sample; 2) To determine whether PSQI and ESS scores, in combination with eachExpand
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Cardiovascular Reactivity to Psychological Challenge: Conceptual and Measurement Considerations
Objective and Methods This article is a selective review of recent findings bearing on the conceptualization and measurement of cardiovascular reactivity to psychological challenge, with a focus onExpand
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Continuous inference of psychological stress from sensory measurements collected in the natural environment
Repeated exposures to psychological stress can lead to or worsen diseases of slow accumulation such as heart diseases and cancer. The main challenge in addressing the growing epidemic of stress is aExpand
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Social support reduces cardiovascular reactivity to psychological challenge: a laboratory model.
&NA; In this study we investigated the effects of nonevaluative social interaction on the cardiovascular response to psychological challenge. Thirty‐nine college‐age females appeared accompaniedExpand
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Exaggerated Blood Pressure Responses During Mental Stress Are Prospectively Related to Enhanced Carotid Atherosclerosis in Middle-Aged Finnish Men
Background—Hemodynamic reactions to mental stress may contribute to atherosclerosis. We previously observed cross-sectional relationships between blood pressure reactions to a standardized stressExpand
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cStress: towards a gold standard for continuous stress assessment in the mobile environment
Recent advances in mobile health have produced several new models for inferring stress from wearable sensors. But, the lack of a gold standard is a major hurdle in making clinical use of continuousExpand
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Negative emotions and 3-year progression of subclinical atherosclerosis.
CONTEXT Although depression, anxiety, and hostility/anger have each been associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease, these overlapping negative emotions have not been simultaneouslyExpand
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Influence of Race and Socioeconomic Status on Sleep: Pittsburgh SleepSCORE Project
Objective: To examine the independent and interactive effects of race and socioeconomic status (SES) on objective indices and self-reports of sleep. Methods: The sleep of 187 adults (41% black; meanExpand
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Intra-individual variability in sleep duration and fragmentation: Associations with stress
Despite growing evidence that there is substantial nightly, intra-individual variability in sleep duration and fragmentation, few studies have investigated the correlates of such variability. TheExpand
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