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Anger and impatience/irritability in patients of low socioeconomic status with acute coronary heart disease.
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PMID:  1625339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case-control study examines the relationship between anger and impatience/irritability and acute coronary heart disease (CHD) in middle-aged men of low socioeconomic status (SES). Subjects included patients with myocardial infarction (MI) (N = 31) or unstable angina (AP) (N = 26), who were compared with hospital controls (N = 26). In separate multivariate analyses for each anger scale, MI was associated with Anger-Out and Impatience/Irritability, particularly in the subgroup of patients who did not have a previous MI. The same factors were associated with AP, but only when this acute ischemic event was not preceded by a MI. No relationship was found between Trait-Anger and Anger-In and either acute ischemic outcome. The results indicate that particularly overt behavioral expression of anger is related to CHD in lower SES patients and that there is similarity in the behavioral factors associated with acute CHD between low- and high-SES men.
C F Mendes de Leon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of behavioral medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0160-7715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Behav Med     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-11     Completed Date:  1992-08-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807105     Medline TA:  J Behav Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Coronary Disease / psychology*
Irritable Mood*
Middle Aged
Personality Inventory
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors*
Time Perception*
Type A Personality*

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