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Awareness of blood pressure: interoception or contextual judgement?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7760299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Most patients with mild to moderate hypertension are asymptomatic but some patients report symptoms and seem to be aware of their blood pressure. The research question is whether the estimation of blood pressure is primarily derived from interoception or is inferred by contextual judgement. A psychophysiological ambulatory assessment was conducted with 51 male hypertensive patients and 30 either normotensive or hypotensive student subjects employing (1) a multichannel recording system for blood pressure, heart rate and physical activity; and (2) a pocket computer for assessing estimated BP, setting variables and self-ratings of subjective state. Within-subject correlations revealed that there was no significant relationship between estimated BP and concurrently recorded systolic BP. Estimated BP is, however, related to self-ratings of feeling physically tense and self-ratings of physical activity. Blood pressure awareness appears to be a rather inconsistent and subjective phenomenon, based on contextual judgements and inferences instead of "perception", but it is a relevant methodological issue (and possible bias) in hypertension research.
Authors:
J Fahrenberg; M Franck; U Baas; E Jost
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic research     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0022-3999     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Res     Publication Date:  1995 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-26     Completed Date:  1995-06-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376333     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Forschungsgruppe Psychophysiologie, Universität Freiburg i. Br., F.R.G.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Arousal*
Attention
Awareness*
Blood Pressure*
Blood Pressure Monitors
Circadian Rhythm
Female
Humans
Hypertension / diagnosis,  psychology*,  rehabilitation
Hypotension, Orthostatic / diagnosis,  psychology,  rehabilitation
Male
Middle Aged
Social Environment

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