Negative Thoughts and Health: Associations Among Rumination, Immunity, and Health Care Utilization in a Young and Elderly Sample

@article{Thomsen2004NegativeTA,
  title={Negative Thoughts and Health: Associations Among Rumination, Immunity, and Health Care Utilization in a Young and Elderly Sample},
  author={D. Thomsen and M. Mehlsen and M. Hokland and A. Viidik and F. Olesen and K. Avlund and K. Munk and R. Zachariae},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={363-371}
}
Objective: In the present study, it was tested whether rumination—negative, recurrent thoughts—would be associated with immune parameters and health care utilization. Because rumination has been associated with sadness and subjective sleep quality, it was tested whether these factors mediated the possible effects of rumination. A young sample and an elderly sample were included to test for age differences in the association between rumination and health-related measures. Methods: A… Expand
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