Matching intra-procedural information with coping style reduces psychophysiological arousal in women undergoing colposcopy

@article{Kola2012MatchingII,
  title={Matching intra-procedural information with coping style reduces psychophysiological arousal in women undergoing colposcopy},
  author={Susanna Kola and Jane C Walsh and Brian M. Hughes and Siobh{\'a}n Howard},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={401-412}
}
This study assessed the combined effects of coping style and intra-procedural information on indices of distress (physiological measures, observed distress, self-report measures of anxiety and affect) among a group of patients undergoing colposcopy. High and low monitors were exposed to one of three interventions: high information (live video feed of colposcopy); low information (complete audiovisual distraction); and control. Results revealed a 2 (monitoring style) × 3 (information level) × 2… CONTINUE READING