Sense of Life Worth Living (Ikigai) and Mortality in Japan: Ohsaki Study

@article{Sone2008SenseOL,
  title={Sense of Life Worth Living (Ikigai) and Mortality in Japan: Ohsaki Study},
  author={T. Sone and N. Nakaya and K. Ohmori and T. Shimazu and M. Higashiguchi and M. Kakizaki and N. Kikuchi and S. Kuriyama and I. Tsuji},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={70},
  pages={709-715}
}
Objective: To investigate the association between the sense of “life worth living (ikigai)” and the cause-specific mortality risk. The psychological factors play important roles in morbidity and mortality risks. However, the association between the negative psychological factors and the risk of mortality is inconclusive. Methods: The Ohsaki Study, a prospective cohort study, was initiated on 43,391 Japanese adults. To assess if the subjects found a sense of ikigai, they were asked the question… Expand
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