Goals of This Study
The app content was developed and informed from decades of research on stress, health and blood pressure and obtains the key critical predictors of blood pressure levels, and stress effects on health. Users will be able to obtain their blood pressure responses, contextualized to their situation, so they receive the most accurate information regarding helpful versus harmful effects of stress on their body. The app will collect critical demographic factors, psychological and personality traits, and daily stress and emotion functioning. Users will have the option to enroll in a three-week study that will obtain their blood pressure and daily experiences three times a day. After the first week, users will start receiving personalized information regarding their stress and emotion levels and their physiological responses during different situations. This tailored information becomes more specific and personalized with the additional information collected. In addition to tailored information, users will also receive generalized information regarding the best ways to manage stress levels, and important facts regarding how stress affects their brain, body, aging, and performance. After three weeks, users can continue to interact with the app and will receive updated personalized information.
This project will provide large-scale data on how stress and emotion affect physiologic reactivity. From a scientific perspective, this study may provide the most comprehensive data ever collected on stress and blood pressure. These data will serve as the basis for scientific articles that will likely interest researchers and medical professionals around the world to use these approaches to studying and treating stress related illnesses and developing stress management interventions