Spouses' Cardiovascular Reactivity Presentation

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dc.contributor.author Roberts, Courtney
dc.date Fall 2013 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-22T18:28:32Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-22T18:28:32Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/198247
dc.description.abstract The presentation was created from an article on, “Spouses’ cardiovascular reactivity to their partners’ suffering. A person who is caring for their spouse that has a disease or disability may feel negative effects on their own physical and psychological health. In close relationships, suffering can sometimes be contagious and there are strong associations between a husband and wives’ emotional distress. The emotional distress increases cardiovascular reactivity in a caregiver. One aim of the study was to examine the extent to which exposure to a partner’s suffering affects cardiovascular reactivity in an experimental setting. Spouses were asked to watch their partners perform a pain-eliciting household task and talk about three dimensions of their partners’ suffering (physical symptoms, psychological distress, and spiritual distress). The second aim of the study was to examine the extent to which the nature of a couple’s relationship influenced a person’s cardiovascular response to their partner’s suffering. A caregiver’s reaction may rely on the satisfaction that they feel from their relationship with their spouse. The hypothesis stated that exposure to suffering in a laboratory setting will influence caregiving for a spouses’ cardiovascular functioning in an unique way. The study used fifty-three care recipients that have osteoarthritis and their spouses who are their caregivers. The participants had to be more than forty-five years old and have experienced moderate pain in the past month. en_US
dc.subject Class Project en_US
dc.subject Gerontology en_US
dc.subject Caregivers en_US
dc.subject Cardiovascular Reactivity en_US
dc.title Spouses' Cardiovascular Reactivity Presentation en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.notes Key Points for Discussion: • Explain the suffering that a caregiver may experience • Define the aims of the study and the hypothesis • Discuss the kinds of participants that were used and how they were prepared • Talk about the procedure that occurred during the experiment • Define the importance of marital satisfaction in relation to this experiment • Discuss the results that occurred in the study en_US
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