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Anger expression and stress responses in military men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19911520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: A better understanding of individual differences in the human stress response may enhance prevention and treatment of operational stress reactions. In this study, we examined the relationships of anger experience and expression to stress indices during daily living and in response to military survival training in 45 men. METHODS: Prior to participation in survival training, subjects completed self-report measures of perceived stress and anger. The revised Impact of Event Scale was then administered 24 h after the conclusion of training. RESULTS: As expected, outward anger expression was positively associated with perceived stress during free living (P < 0.0125). Outward anger expression, inward anger expression, and angry temperament then combined to account for 25% of the variance in psychological impact of a stressful mock-captivity challenge. CONCLUSION: Anger characteristics are associated with human stress endpoints, both during daily living and in response to an ecologically valid stressor. These findings may assist in the prevention and treatment of operational stress reactions.
Marcus K Taylor; Lilianne R Mujica-Parodi; Eric G Potterat; Nausheen Momen; Michael D Dial Ward; Genieleah A Padilla; Amanda E Markham; Katherine E Evans
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-16     Completed Date:  2009-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  962-7     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Operational Stress and Resilience Program, Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory Pensacola, FL 32508, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale
Military Personnel / psychology*
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology
Stress, Psychological / diagnosis,  etiology,  psychology*
Young Adult

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