Thomas L. Haney

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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 diagnostic coronary angiography received the Type A structured interview (SI) and completed a battery of psychometric tests, including the Perceived Social Support Scale (PSSS).(More)
Previous research has established that patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) have an increased risk of death if they are depressed at the time of hospitalization. Follow-up periods have been short in these studies; therefore, the present investigation examined this phenomenon over an extended period of time. Patients with established CAD (n = 1,250)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the hypothesis that diminished social and economic resources impact adversely on cardiovascular mortality in patients with coronary artery disease. DESIGN Inception cohort study of patients undergoing cardiac catheterization from 1974 through 1980 and followed up through 1989. SETTING Tertiary care university medical center. (More)
Previous research has linked the Type A coronary-prone behavior pattern to angiographically documented severity of coronary atherosclerosis (CAD). The present study sought through component scoring of the Type A Structured Interview (SI) to determine what elements of the multidimensional Type A pattern are related to coronary disease severity in a selected(More)
Multiple measures of hostility were administered to middle-aged and older volunteers. There was a positive association between age and self-report measures reflecting hostile beliefs about others, including cynicism and suspiciousness. There was a weak inverse relationship between age and self-report measures of the overt expression of anger and aggression,(More)
Type A behavior pattern was assessed using the structured interview and hostility level was assessed using a subscale of the Minnesota Multiphase Personality Inventory in 424 patients who underwent diagnostic coronary arteriography for suspected coronary heart disease. In contrast to non-Type A patients, a significantly greater proportion of Type A patients(More)
The hypothesis that hostile and nonhostile individuals would differ in both magnitude and duration of cardiovascular reactivity to relived anger was tested. Participants were 66 older adults (mean age, 62; 38 women and 28 men; 70% Caucasian American, 30% African American). Each took part in a structured interview scored using the Interpersonal Hostility(More)
BACKGROUND Hostility is associated with incident coronary disease in most large population-based studies, but little is known about its association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in high-risk individuals. The aim of this study was to assess the association of hostility with CVD mortality in the subsequent 16 years in the Multiple Risk Factor(More)
Patients with chest pain and minimal or no coronary disease have a good prognosis for survival, yet many continue to have pain. In our experience with 821 medically treated patients there were three cardiac deaths (0.3%) and two nonfatal myocardial infarctions (0.2%) in the first year after angiography, which had revealed insignificant (less than 75%(More)
Survival after a first myocardial infarction (MI) was examined in 54 diabetic and 270 nondiabetic subjects according to anatomic site of MI. Complete survival status information was obtained during a 12-yr follow-up. Compared with nondiabetic subjects, diabetics had a higher proportion of anterior site of MI below the age of 60 in both sexes. A(More)