Self-reported life satisfaction and 20-year mortality in healthy Finnish adults.

  title={Self-reported life satisfaction and 20-year mortality in healthy Finnish adults.},
  author={Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen and Risto Honkanen and Heimo T Viinam{\"a}ki and Katriina Heikkil{\"a} and Jaakko M Kaprio and Markku Koskenvuo},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={152 10},
The authors investigated the role of self-reported life satisfaction in mortality with a prospective cohort study (1976-1995). A nationwide sample of healthy adults (18-64 years, n = 22,461) from the Finnish Twin Cohort responded to a questionnaire about life satisfaction and known predictors of mortality in 1975. A summary score for life satisfaction (LS), defined as interest in life, happiness, loneliness, and general ease of living (scale range, 4-20), was determined and used as a three… CONTINUE READING
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