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Finding the glass half full? Optimism is protective of 10-year incident CHD in a population-based study: The Canadian Nova Scotia Health Survey

Jonathan D. Hansen; Daichi Shimbo; Jonathan A. Shaffer; Sangbeen Hong; Tomas Borda; Albania Ventura; Joseph E. Schwartz; Manjunath Harlapur; Karina W. Davidson

Title:
Finding the glass half full? Optimism is protective of 10-year incident CHD in a population-based study: The Canadian Nova Scotia Health Survey
Author(s):
Hansen, Jonathan D.
Shimbo, Daichi
Shaffer, Jonathan A.
Hong, Sangbeen
Borda, Tomas
Ventura, Albania
Schwartz, Joseph E.
Harlapur, Manjunath
Davidson, Karina W.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
Medicine
Volume:
145
Persistent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
International Journal of Cardiology
Abstract:
While some convenience studies have found that optimism is protective for the risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD) events, others have not. Optimism is separate from, but related to positive affect. We examined whether optimism was associated with a lower long-term risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) events in a large, population-based sample, independent of positive affect with 10 years follow-up after adjusting for positive affect.
Subject(s):
Optimism--Health aspects
Coronary heart disease
Epidemiology
Medical sciences
Publisher DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.08.059
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Jonathan D. Hansen, Daichi Shimbo, Jonathan A. Shaffer, Sangbeen Hong, Tomas Borda, Albania Ventura, Joseph E. Schwartz, Manjunath Harlapur, Karina W. Davidson, , Finding the glass half full? Optimism is protective of 10-year incident CHD in a population-based study: The Canadian Nova Scotia Health Survey, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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