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The Cook‐Medley hostility scale: item content and ability to predict survival.
The sum of the three predictive subsets was a better predictor than the full Ho scale, suggesting that it may be possible to refine the scale and achieve an even more effective measure of those aspects of hostility that are deleterious to health. Expand
Hostility, CHD incidence, and total mortality: a 25-year follow-up study of 255 physicians.
A 25-year follow-up of 255 medical students who completed the MMPI while in medical school found high Ho scores were found to be predictive of both clinical coronary disease incidence and total mortality. Expand
Social support, type A behavior, and coronary artery disease.
&NA; The interaction of Type A behavior and social support in relation to the degree of coronary artery disease (CAD) severity was investigated. One hundred thirteen patients undergoing diagnosticExpand
Depression and long-term mortality risk in patients with coronary artery disease.
The heightened long-term risk of depressed patients suggests that depression may be persistent or frequently recurrent in CAD patients and is associated with CAD progression, triggering of acute events, or both. Expand
Characteristics of Socially Isolated Patients With Coronary Artery Disease Who Are at Elevated Risk for Mortality
Patients with small social networks had an elevated risk of mortality, but this greater risk was not attributable to confounding with disease severity, demographics, or psychological distress. Expand
Prognostic importance of social and economic resources among medically treated patients with angiographically documented coronary artery disease.
Low levels of social and economic resources identify an important high-risk group among medically treated patients with coronary artery disease, independent of important medical prognostic factors. Expand
Situational determinants of cardiovascular and emotional reactivity in high and low hostile men.
While suggesting a role for anger‐ and irritation‐induced cardiovascular arousal in pathogenesis of CHD, these findings indicate that situation characteristics mediate the relationship between Ho scores and cardiovascular reactivity, and that there may be a differential biological link between anger/irritation and cardiovascular responses in men with high and low Ho scores. Expand
Depressive Symptoms and Survival of Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
Depressive symptoms differentially predicted survival, with depressive affect and hopelessness being particularly important and may be especially important in younger patients. Expand
Hostility during late adolescence predicts coronary risk factors at mid-life.
It is concluded that hostility may contribute to health problems through its influences on several coronary risk factors across the adult life span through its influence on the Cook-Medley Hostility Scale. Expand
Neuroendocrine, Cardiovascular, and Emotional Responses of Hostile Men: The Role of Interpersonal Challenge
The findings are consistent with the general hypothesis that high hostile men show excessive behaviorally-induced cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responsivity to interpersonal challenging situations and are associated with the arousal of negative affects such as anger. Expand