Cardiovascular reactivity during stressful speaking tasks in Mexican–American women: effects of language use and interaction partner ethnicity

@article{MacKenzie2012CardiovascularRD,
  title={Cardiovascular reactivity during stressful speaking tasks in Mexican–American women: effects of language use and interaction partner ethnicity},
  author={Justin J. MacKenzie and Timothy D Smith and Bert N. Uchino},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={621-631}
}
Acculturating to the United States confers risk for cardiovascular disease, possibly through cardiovascular reactivity when communicating in a non-native language and interacting with individuals from a different ethnic background. Sixty-four women who immigrated to the United States from Mexico participated in the study. Cardiovascular responses were examined while participants communicated in both English and Spanish with a Caucasian or Mexican–American interaction partner presented via video… CONTINUE READING

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