Is There an Association Between Rumination and Self-Reported Physical Health? A One-Year Follow-Up in a Young and an Elderly Sample

@article{Thomsen2004IsTA,
  title={Is There an Association Between Rumination and Self-Reported Physical Health? A One-Year Follow-Up in a Young and an Elderly Sample},
  author={Dorthe Kirkegaard Thomsen and Mimi Y. Mehlsen and Frede Olesen and Marianne Hokland and Andrus Viidik and Kirsten Avlund and Robert Zachariae},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={215-231}
}
Cross-sectional studies have suggested an association between rumination and subjective health. The aim of the present study was to investigate in a longitudinal design whether rumination was related to self-reported physical health. A total of 96 young (age range 20–35) and 110 elderly (age range 70–85) participants completed questionnaires measuring rumination, negative affect, life events, and self-reported physical health at baseline and at 1-year follow-up. Multiple linear regressions… 
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