Optimism-pessimism assessed in the 1960s and self-reported health status 30 years later.

@article{Maruta2002OptimismpessimismAI,
  title={Optimism-pessimism assessed in the 1960s and self-reported health status 30 years later.},
  author={Toshihiko Maruta and Robert C. Colligan and Michael M Malinchoc and Kenneth P. Offord},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2002},
  volume={77 8},
  pages={748-53}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the association between explanatory style, using scores from the Optimism-Pessimism (PSM) scale of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), and self-reported health status, using scores from the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 447 patients who completed the MMPI between 1962 and… CONTINUE READING