Hostility, CHD incidence, and total mortality: a 25-year follow-up study of 255 physicians.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

High levels of hostility as assessed by a MMPI scale (Ho) have been found associated with increased levels of arteriographically documented coronary atherosclerosis. In this study we examined the relationship between hostility and subsequent health status in a 25-year follow-up of 255 medical students who completed the MMPI while in medical school. High Ho scores were found to be predictive of both clinical coronary disease incidence and total mortality.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barefoot, JC; Dahlstrom, WG; Williams, RB

Published Date

  • March 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 59 - 63

PubMed ID

  • 6844529

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-3174

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006842-198303000-00008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States