¿Es la salud psicológica buena para el corazón? Relación entre ca-racterísticas psicológicas positivas y variables cardiorrespiratorias

Translated title of the contribution: Is flourishing good for the heart? Relationships between positive psychology characteristics and cardiorespiratory health

Barna Konkolÿ Thege, Adam D. Tarnoki, David L. Tarnoki, Zsolt Garami, V. Bérczi, I. Horváth, Gabor Veress

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The purpose of this study was to provide further data on the re-lationships between positive psychology constructs and cardiorespiratory parameters including arterial stiffness indicators. Hypotheses were tested cross-sectionally on a sample of patients with cardiovascular disease and on a healthy sample. Life satisfaction, psychological well-being, optimism, meaning in life, and sense of coherence were included as psychological in-dicators, while peripheral and central blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and heart cycle and respiratory function parameters were used as physiological variables. Most of the associations examined were not significant in either sample, with some notable exceptions (the direction of these linear rela-tionships was in accordance with our expectations). Satisfaction with life was related to lower peripheral systolic and mean arterial blood pressure in the clinical sample. Further, sense of coherence was positively associated with forced expiratory volume. In the healthy sample, the augmentation indexes and aortic systolic blood pressure were negatively associated with optimism. However, none of the linear and non-linear relationships proved to be significant in either of the samples when using the Bonferroni cor-rection. Further research should determine whether the present findings derive from the cultural characteristics of our samples or whether the me-diators between flourishing and cardiorespiratory health should be sought among other variables than the ones included in the present investigation.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)55-65
Number of pages11
JournalAnales de Psicologia
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Arterial Pressure
Vascular Stiffness
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Cultural Characteristics
Blood Pressure
Forced Expiratory Volume
Cardiovascular Diseases
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Keywords

  • Ar-terial stiffness
  • Cardiovascular indicators
  • Lung functions
  • Positive psychology
  • Well-being

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  • Psychology(all)

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¿Es la salud psicológica buena para el corazón? Relación entre ca-racterísticas psicológicas positivas y variables cardiorrespiratorias. / Thege, Barna Konkolÿ; Tarnoki, Adam D.; Tarnoki, David L.; Garami, Zsolt; Bérczi, V.; Horváth, I.; Veress, Gabor.

In: Anales de Psicologia, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2015, p. 55-65.

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Thege, Barna Konkolÿ ; Tarnoki, Adam D. ; Tarnoki, David L. ; Garami, Zsolt ; Bérczi, V. ; Horváth, I. ; Veress, Gabor. / ¿Es la salud psicológica buena para el corazón? Relación entre ca-racterísticas psicológicas positivas y variables cardiorrespiratorias. In: Anales de Psicologia. 2015 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 55-65.
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