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State, but not trait gratitude is associated with cardiovascular responses to acute psychological stress

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dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Solano, Alejandro Castro
dc.contributor.author Liporace, Mercedes Fernández
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-05T11:07:34Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Gallagher S.;Solano A.C.;Liporace M.F. (2020) 'State, but not trait gratitude is associated with cardiovascular responses to acute psychological stress'. Physiology & behavior, 221 . en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0031-9384
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8896
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract . Recent research suggests that gratitude is associated with better cardiovascular health. Here, we investigated whether trait and/or state gratitude was associated with cardiovascular responses to acute stress. Eighty-six young adults completed measures of gratitude and had their cardiovascular responses monitored throughout a standardized stress testing protocol. Trait gratitude was not associated with cardiovascular reactivity, i.e. systolic or diastolic (SBP, DBP) or heart rate (HR). However, while state gratitude was not associated with HR or DBP reactivity, it was negatively associated with SBP reactivity, such that those who reported higher state gratitude during the past week displayed lower SBP to the stressor. Moreover, this association was robust to withstand adjustment for several potential founds, such as sex, depression and body mass index. These findings are novel and highlight that gratitude, in particular state gratitude, is one potential mechanism underlying the protective benefits of gratitude on cardiovascular health. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physiology and Behavior;221, 112896
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Physiology and Behavior. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Physiology and Behavior, 2020, 221, 112896,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2020.112896 en_US
dc.subject blood pressure en_US
dc.subject cardiovascular reactivity en_US
dc.subject gratitude en_US
dc.subject stress en_US
dc.title State, but not trait gratitude is associated with cardiovascular responses to acute psychological stress en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-06-05T11:00:43Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.physbeh.2020.112896
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2021-03-30
dc.embargo.terms 2021-03-30 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2951755
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Physiology & behavior
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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