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Hopelessness and Risk of Mortality and Incidence of Myocardial Infarction and Cancer
TLDR
It is indicated that hopelessness is a strong predictor of adverse health outcomes, independent of depression and traditional risk factors, in middle-aged men from the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease study.
Childhood socioeconomic position and cognitive function in adulthood.
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Higher SEP during childhood and greater educational attainment are both associated with cognitive function in adulthood, with mothers and fathers each contributing to their offspring's formative cognitive development and later life cognitive ability (albeit in different ways).
Forgiveness and Health: Age Differences in a U.S. Probability Sample
Forgiveness is a variable closely related to religiousness and spirituality that has been hypothesized to be protective of mental and physical health. However, we do not clearly understand which
Hostility and increased risk of mortality and acute myocardial infarction: the mediating role of behavioral risk factors.
TLDR
Results show that high levels of hostility are associated with increased risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality and incident myocardial infarction and that these effects are mediated primarily through behavioral risk factors.
Socioeconomic position across the lifecourse and cognitive function in late middle age.
TLDR
Socioeconomic conditions across all stages of the lifecourse appear to make unique contributions to cognitive function in late middle age, and disadvantaged socioeconomic circumstances in childhood may be overcome to some extent by upward mobility later in life.
Perceived health status and morbidity and mortality: evidence from the Kuopio ischaemic heart disease risk factor study.
TLDR
The overall pattern of results suggests that perceived health levels mainly reflect underlying disease burden, and were considerably stronger in those with prevalent diseases than in those who were healthy.
Life course socioeconomic conditions and adult psychosocial functioning.
BACKGROUND Various psychosocial factors have been linked to adult physical health and are also associated with socioeconomic position in adulthood. We evaluated the effect of socioeconomic conditions
Interaction of workplace demands and cardiovascular reactivity in progression of carotid atherosclerosis: population based study
TLDR
Men who showed stress induced blood pressure reactivity and who reported high job demands experienced the greatest atherosclerotic progression, showing the association between dispositional risk characteristics and contextual determinants of disease and suggesting that behaviourally evoked cardiovascular reactivity may have a role in atherogenesis.
Hopelessness and 4-year progression of carotid atherosclerosis. The Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study.
TLDR
It is indicated that hopelessness contributes to accelerated progression of carotid atherosclerosis, particularly among men with early evidence of atheros sclerosis, and that chronically high levels of hopelessness may be especially detrimental.
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