Purpose in life and reduced risk of myocardial infarction among older U.S. adults with coronary heart disease: a two-year follow-up

@article{Kim2012PurposeIL,
  title={Purpose in life and reduced risk of myocardial infarction among older U.S. adults with coronary heart disease: a two-year follow-up},
  author={Eric S Kim and Jennifer K. Sun and Nansook Park and L. Kubzansky and C. Peterson},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={36},
  pages={124-133}
}
This study examined whether purpose in life was associated with myocardial infarction among a sample of older adults with coronary heart disease after adjusting for relevant sociodemographic, behavioral, biological, and psychological factors. Prospective data from the Health and Retirement Study—a nationally representative panel study of American adults over the age of 50—were used. Analyses were conducted on the subset of 1,546 individuals who had coronary heart disease at baseline. Greater… Expand
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