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Type of publication: conference paper
Type of publication (PDB): Tezės Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Theses in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (T1a)
Field of Science: Visuomenės sveikata / Public health (M004)
Author(s): Bartašiūnienė, Regina;Šinkariova, Liuda;Petrolienė, Raimonda
Title: The impact of expressive writing intervention on the changes of blood pressure of patients with cardiovascular disease
Is part of: Psychology and health. London : Routledge, 2001, Vol. 26, suppl. 2
Extent: p. 88-88
Date: 2011
Note: Special issue: "Health promotion interventions" : 25th conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Crete, Greece, 20-24 September 2011
Abstract: Elevated blood pressure is a major cardiovascular risk factor. Researchers reported that expressive writing results in significant improvements of blood pressure. Aim: To examine the effects of expressive writing on blood pressure changes in rehabilitation hospital patients with cardiovascular disease. Methods: BP was evaluated before and after each of the four writing-sessions in 68 patients, randomly assigned into expressive writing, neutral writing or non-writing groups. Results: The within-group findings exhibited significant decrease in systolic BP in expressive writing (p¼0.033) and neutral writing (p¼0.001) participants, and significant decrease in diastolic BP in neutral writing (p¼0.001) participants after intervention. The between-group findings demonstrated greater decrease in systolic BP (p¼0.034) and diastolic BP (p¼0.002) in neutral writing participants compared to expressive writing participants. Conclusion: Results from this study are consistent with previous findings that expressive writing may be beneficial for rehabilitation hospital patients with cardiovascular disease as a blood pressure lowering strategy
Affiliation(s): Abromiškių reabilitacijos ligoninė
Psichologijos katedra
Socialinių mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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