Somatic Anxiety and Blood Pressure

In order to measure the somatic anxiety in the participants, blood pressure and heart rates would be taken. The American Heart Association and Mayo Clinc provided me with a probable testing criteria in my proposal.  Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of the arteries during relaxation and contraction. It is typically recorded as two numbers in a ration, systolic which is the top number, measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats (heart muscles are contracted) and diastolic which in turn is the bottom number measures the pressure in the arteries between heartbeats (when the muscles are in a resting state between beats).” (Mayo Clinic, 2014).

Mayo Clinic

2014. Understanding Blood Pressure Readings. Electronic document. <http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp>

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