Defensiveness and essential hypertension.

  title={Defensiveness and essential hypertension.},
  author={Samuel J. Mann and Gary D James},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={45 2},
The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between essential hypertension and defensiveness. Fifty normotensive and 74 hypertensive subjects completed the State-Trait Personality Inventory (STPI) and State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI) to assess perceived anger and anxiety, and the Marlowe-Crowne Scale of Social Desirability as an indicator of defensiveness. Hypertensive and normotensive groups did not differ in their scores on the anger, anger expression, and… CONTINUE READING

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