Stress related illness

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What case studies can be used for the immune system and which ones look at cardiovascular disorders?
immune system: 1-Kiecolt-Glaser et al 2-Evans et al. Cardiovascular: 1-Williams et al 2- Russek
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What was Kiecolt-Glaser's method and results?
blood samples of medical students one month before and during exam period, measured their NK cell activity= reduced in 2nd sample also did questionnaire measuring other life stressors, lowest in people who reported lonely
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Evaluate Kiecolt-Glasers research
good- high ecological validity, took into account other life stressors. limitations-correlation not mean causation, other things affect immunity eg alcohol consumption and cant be generalised
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What was Evans study?
looked at antibody activity in students when giving talks to other students ( mild acute stress ) and during exams (higher and more chronic stress) antibody activity increased when giving talks but lower during exams
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Explain and evaluate the study that links heart attacks to anger
Williams et al- complete 10-question anger scale, 6 years later recorded who had experienced heart attacks. highest score on anger scale 2 and a half times more likely to have heart attack. Good-13000 large sample size.Limitations-other factors
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Describe the results of a study linking cardiovascular disease with work-related stress
heart disease greatest among GP's (high stress medical profession) and lowest among dermatologists (lower stress medical profession)
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