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Stress och akrolin - ett irriterande ämne: Påverkan av akrolin på symptomförekomst bland hög- och lågstressade personer med självrapporterad god hälsa
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Överkänslighet mot kemiska ämnen i vår omgivning skapar hälsoproblem som ”sick building syndrome” samt ”multiple chemical sensitivity”. Båda tros kunna starta efter långvarig lågdos-exponering av kemikalier som till slut resulterar i en överkänslighet. Symptombilden är blandad och diagnostiseringen svår. Bland annat stress verkar vara en påverkande faktor liksom det kemestetiska hudsinnet. Studiens syfte var att undersöka ett eventuellt samband mellan upplevd stressnivå och akrolins påverkan på symptomförekomst. Sjutton personer med självrapporterad god hälsa grupperades som hög- eller lågstressade baserat på Perceived Stress Questionnaire. Symptom skattades med Borg-CR100 skalan vid två exponeringstillfällen med akrolin respektive heptan. Resultaten visade bland annat på ett samband mellan stressnivå och symptomskattning före och efter exponering, trots självupplevd god hälsa och lågdosexponering i 15 minuter.

Abstract [en]

Hypersensitivity to chemicals in our environment causes health problems like “sick building syndrome” and “multiple chemical sensitivity”. Both are believed to develop after long-term low-dose exposure to chemicals that eventually results in a hypersensitivity. Symptoms are diverse and mixed and diagnozing is difficult. Among other things, stress seems to be an influencing factor as well as the chemesthetic sensory system. The study’s purpose was to investigate a possible relationship between perceived stress level and the impact of acrolein on perceived health. Seventeen persons with self-reported good health were grouped either as high or low in stress based on Perceived Stress Questionnaire . Symptoms were estimated with the Borg CR100 scale during two sessions to acrolein and heptane. The results show, among other things, an association between stress level and symptom-estimation before and after exposure, despite self-perceived good health and low-dose exposure during 15 minutes.   

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2014.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90389OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-90389DiVA: diva2:727851
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Examensarbete i psykologi
Available from: 2014-06-23 Created: 2014-06-23 Last updated: 2015-02-16Bibliographically approved

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