Social support and coronary heart disease: epidemiologic evidence and implications for treatment.


OBJECTIVE The present paper reviews theories of social support and evidence for the role of social support in the development and progression of coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS Articles for the primary review of social support as a risk factor were identified with MEDLINE (1966-2004) and PsychINFO (1872-2004). Reviews of bibliographies also were… (More)


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