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Stress and odor sensitivity in persons with noise sensitivity
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2013 (English)In: Noise & Health, ISSN 1463-1741, E-ISSN 1998-4030, Vol. 15, no 64, 173-177 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous research has indicated that sensory sensitivity/intolerance to a specific modality may be part of a more general environmental hypersensitivity, and possibly mediated by stress. This study investigated the relationship between noise sensitivity, perceived stress, and odor sensitivity in a group of men. A quasi-experimental design was used. One-hundred and thirty-four male undergraduate students completed Weinsteins noise sensitivity scale from which a low-sensitivity group (n = 16) and a high-sensitivity (n = 16) group were formed. These two groups were screened for loss in auditory and olfactory detection sensitivity, and completed the perceived stress questionnaire (PSQ) and the chemical sensitivity scale (CSS). One-way analysis of variance and Spearman correlational analyses were performed. Significantly higher scores on the PSQ (P < 0.05) and the CSS (P < 0.05) were found in the high noise-sensitivity group compared to the low noise-sensitivity group. These findings raise the question of whether the relation between noise and odor sensitivity reflects a general environmental sensitivity.

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2013. Vol. 15, no 64, 173-177 p.
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Chemical sensitivity, environmental annoyance, hypersensitivity, olfaction, sound
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76812DOI: 10.4103/1463-1741.112366ISI: 000320063000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-76812DiVA: diva2:637075
Available from: 2013-07-16 Created: 2013-07-15 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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