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Molaeinezhad M, Scheidt C, Afshar H, Jahanfar S, Sohran F, Salehi M et al . Bodily Map of Emotions in Iranian People. Health Educ Health Promot. 2021; 9 (2) :153-164
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-47532-en.html
1- Behavioral Sciences Research Center, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2- Department of Psychosomatic, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
3- “Psychosomatic Research Center” and “Departments of Psychiatry, School of Medicine”, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4- School of Public health, College of Health Professionals, Central University of Michigan, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, United States of America
5- Department of Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery School, Khorasgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan, Iran
6- Danesh-e Tandorosti Institute, Isfahan, Iran , drfgoli@gmail.com
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Aims: Experienced bodily sensation with basic emotions seems to be a universal phenomenon, but
cross-cultural differences are expected. This study was designed to determine the topographic map of changes across six basic emotions and anxiety in a sample of Iranian people and to compare their perception of emotion-related bodily changes by sex.
Materials & Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 220 Iranians aged 16-55 years. The Persian pencil and paper version of the emBODY application was used and validated during the study. The results were analyzed by SPSS 20 software using generalized linear models to determine the relationship between gender and emotion sensation in 5 main body areas and three main facial parts.
Findings: Anxiety was the most common reported basic emotion, and anger, fear, sadness, joy, surprise, and disgust, respectively, were identified basic emotions in both sexes. GLMs were significant (p<0.05) for bodily sensation changes in the head and neck, upper body, upper and lower limbs, and all three main facial parts. Results also showed a significant gender difference in lower limbs (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The results suggested the consistency of distinct emotion-triggered bodily sensation maps of Iranians with universal patterns.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Social Health
Received: 2020/11/11 | Accepted: 2021/02/26 | Published: 2021/07/11
* Corresponding Author Address: Danesh-e Tandorosti Institute, Isfahan, Iran

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