Effects of future writing and optimism on health behaviors in HIV-infected women.

@article{Mann2001EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of future writing and optimism on health behaviors in HIV-infected women.},
  author={Traci Mann},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={26-33}
}
  • Traci Mann
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Optimists (people who have positive expectations about the future) have been shown to perform more health-promoting behaviors than pessimists. This study attempts to alter individuals' levels of optimism, and thereby their health behaviors, by having them write about a positive future. HIV-infected women (N = 40) on combination therapies were randomly assigned to write about a positive future or assigned to a no-writing control group. Among participants who were low in optimism, the writing… CONTINUE READING

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