Positive Psychological Well-Being and Mortality: A Quantitative Review of Prospective Observational Studies

  title={Positive Psychological Well-Being and Mortality: A Quantitative Review of Prospective Observational Studies},
  author={Yoichi Chida and Andrew Steptoe},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
Objective: To review systematically prospective, observational, cohort studies of the association between positive well-being and mortality using meta-analytic methods. Recent years have witnessed increased interest in the relationship between positive psychological well-being and physical health. Methods: We searched general bibliographic databases: Medline, PsycINFO, Web of Science, and PubMed up to January 2008. Two reviewers independently extracted data on study characteristics, quality… 

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