Causal attributions and coronary heart disease in women.

  title={Causal attributions and coronary heart disease in women.},
  author={Kathryn Graff Low and Carl E. Thoresen and J R Pattillo and Nina Fleischmann},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  volume={73 2},
The relationship between coronary heart-disease endpoints and attributional style in women has been previously unexamined. This study examined the attributions of 73 postmyocardial infarction (MI) women about their heart disease and explored the relationship between attributions and nonfatal coronary recurrence. Women's primary causal attributions included personal behavior (9.6%), blaming others (19.3%), stress (28.8%), luck (12.3%), and family history (13.7%). The largest proportion of… CONTINUE READING