It was hypothesized that increasing levels of anxiety about health issues would make response times to disease detections longer than response times to health promotion behaviors and that this effect would reverse when anxiety about health issues was decreased.
In a laboratory study 82 participants recruited from undergraduates and the general community were randomly assigned to read information designed either to increase or to decrease anxiety about health.
Following the anxiety manipulation participants were required to indicate their attitude about both disease detection and health promotion behaviors and response times to both types of behavior were recorded.
Finally, the participants'attitudes toward all the health behaviors were measured using 9-point scales.
The results supported the hypothesis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement, Santé, Angoisse anxiété, Etude expérimentale, Induction, Temps réponse, Demande thérapeutique, Promotion santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Behavior, Health, Anxiety, Experimental study, Induction, Response time, Therapeutical request, Health promotion, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0389042
Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 10/04/1997.