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Low forced expiratory volume is associated with blunted cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress in a community sample of middle-aged men and women

Citation
Carroll D, Hunt K, Phillips A, Der G, Bibbey A, Benzeval M & Gintey A (2013) Low forced expiratory volume is associated with blunted cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress in a community sample of middle-aged men and women. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 90 (1), pp. 17-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2012.10.005

Abstract
It has been argued recently that blunted cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress have adverse behavioural and health corollaries that reflect dysregulation of the neural systems that support motivation. We examined the association between cardiovascular reactions to a standard stress task, the paced auditory serial arithmetic rest, and forced expiratory volume in one second, an effort, hence motivation, dependent assessment of lung function measured by spirometry. Low forced expiratory volume, expressed as a ratio to height squared was associated with blunted heart rate, but not blood pressure, stress reactivity, r=.17, p

Journal
International Journal of Psychophysiology: Volume 90, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Carroll, Douglas; Hunt, Kate; Phillips, Anna; Der, Geoff; Bibbey, Adam; Benzeval, Michaela; Gintey, Annie
Publication date31/12/2013
ISSN0167-8760
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