Ratings of positive and depressive emotion as predictors of mortality in coronary patients.

@article{Brummett2005RatingsOP,
  title={Ratings of positive and depressive emotion as predictors of mortality in coronary patients.},
  author={Beverly H. Brummett and Stephen H. Boyle and Ilene C. Siegler and Redford B. Williams and Daniel B. Mark and John Calvin Barefoot},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={213-6}
}
BACKGROUND An extensive body of research has demonstrated an association between negative affective states and health outcomes. Positive emotions may also influence physical health, however, their examination has received far less attention. METHODS Positive and depressive emotion ratings were examined as independent and joint predictors of survival in a sample of 866 cardiac catheterization patients. The mean follow-up was 11.4 years, during which 415 deaths occurred. The mean age of the… CONTINUE READING