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Expressing health experience through embodied language.
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PMID:  11901964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe embodied language for Japanese elders who suffered a stroke or cardiac disease within the previous year. Embodied language is the overlap of feeling and temporal word use with blood pressure during descriptions of health experience. DESIGN: Exploratory. METHODS: Blood pressure and word use were recorded simultaneously when 17 cardiac and 20 stroke participants described their health experiences for 4 minutes. Blood pressure was measured using a tonometric monitor and word use was measured using linguistic analysis software. Descriptive and nonparametric statistics were used. FINDINGS: Participants with strokes retained higher blood pressure after talking than did cardiac participants. The two groups showed contrasting relationships between word use and blood pressure, particularly for temporal words. CONCLUSIONS: This collaborative research between Japanese and American colleagues was a step toward deciphering shared values, which are important to understanding health for people who have lived through life-changing illness events.
Patricia Liehr; Ryutaro Takahashi; Chie Nishimura; Lorraine Frazier; Iwao Kuwajima; James W Pennebaker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1527-6546     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Scholarsh     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-20     Completed Date:  2002-07-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100911591     Medline TA:  J Nurs Scholarsh     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-32     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1100 Holcombe Blvd: 5.518H, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Heart Diseases / psychology*
Middle Aged
Stroke / psychology*

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