Social support in ordinary life and laboratory measures of cardiovascular reactivity: gender differences in habituation-sensitization.

@article{Hughes2007SocialSI,
  title={Social support in ordinary life and laboratory measures of cardiovascular reactivity: gender differences in habituation-sensitization.},
  author={Brian M. Hughes},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={166-76}
}
  • Brian M. Hughes
  • Published 2007 in
    Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of…
BACKGROUND Gender differences in coronary heart disease are mirrored by gender differences both in cardiovascular reactivity to stress and in the nature and content of social support networks. However, little research has examined the association between cardiovascular reactivity in the laboratory and social support outside; and none has established whether gender differences in such associations can elucidate relevant psychosomatic mechanisms. In addition, in general, studies of cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING

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