Cardiovascular reactivity to psychological challenge: conceptual and measurement considerations.

@article{Kamarck2003CardiovascularRT,
  title={Cardiovascular reactivity to psychological challenge: conceptual and measurement considerations.},
  author={Thomas Kamarck and William R. Lovallo},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={9-21}
}
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 on several issues relevant to the reliability, content validity, construct validity, and criterion validity of these measures. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS With respect to reliability, use of standardized task demands and aggregated scores are associated with enhanced short-term reliability, but the long… CONTINUE READING
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