Is daily-life stress reactivity a measure of stress recovery? An investigation of laboratory and daily-life stress

Joana De Calheiros Velozo*, Thomas Vaessen, Ginette Lafit, Stephan Claes, Inez Myin-Germeys

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Abstract

Typical measures of laboratory reactivity (i.e. difference between control and stress) and recovery (i.e. difference between stress and post-stress) were compared with a conventional measure of daily-life reactivity, best known as event-related stress. Fifty-three healthy individuals between 19 and 35 years of age took part in a laboratory session where stress was induced using the repeated Montreal Imaging Stress Task and 8 days of experience sampling method. Measures of negative affect, heart rate (HR), HR variability, and skin conductance level were collected. Findings show no strong associations between laboratory and daily life measures with the exception of laboratory affective recovery and daily life reactivity. Findings and their implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)638-650
Number of pages13
JournalStress and Health
Volume39
Issue number3
Early online date15 Dec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

Keywords

  • 2024 OA procedure
  • experience sampling method
  • laboratory
  • Montreal imaging stress task
  • stress reactivity
  • stress recovery
  • daily life

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