Facets of openness predict mortality in patients with cardiac disease.

@article{Jonassaint2007FacetsOO,
  title={Facets of openness predict mortality in patients with cardiac disease.},
  author={Charles R Jonassaint and Stephen H. Boyle and Redford B. Williams and Daniel B. Mark and Ilene C. Siegler and John Calvin Barefoot},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={319-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI) Openness to Experience (O) domain and its facets as predictors of cardiac deaths and all-cause mortality. METHODS The NEO PI was administered to a sample of 977 coronary catheterization patients with significant coronary artery disease. Over an average 15-year follow-up period, 266 cardiac deaths and 463 total deaths occurred. The relationships of O scores to mortality were examined with Cox proportional hazard models. Each model… CONTINUE READING

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