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Note on Type A behavior and cardiovascular responses to challenge in 3-6-yr old children.

Authors
  • Lundberg, U
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1983
Volume
27
Issue
1
Pages
39–42
Identifiers
PMID: 6834297
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Using the MYTH-scale [1], the antecedents of Type A behavior were studied in fifteen healthy 3-6-yr old boys. Boys with scores above ('Type A') and below ('Type B') the median were compared in terms of systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate during rest, and during 'emotional' and 'physical' challenge. It was found that 'Type A boys' responded to challenge with a greater increase in systolic blood pressure than 'Type B boys' (significant during physical challenge), while there were no differences during the rest condition. Diastolic blood pressure and heart rate did not differ markedly between the groups.

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