Lack of social support in the etiology and the prognosis of coronary heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Barth2010LackOS,
  title={Lack of social support in the etiology and the prognosis of coronary heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Juergen Barth and Sarah Marx Schneider and Roland von K{\"a}nel},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={229-38}
}
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the relevance of low social support for the development and course of coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS Three electronic databases were searched (MEDLINE, PsycINFO/PSYNDEX, and Web of Science 2007/03). More than 1700 papers were screened in a first step. We included prospective studies assessing the impact of social support in either an initially healthy study population (etiologic studies) or in a study population with… CONTINUE READING
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