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Behavioral assessment of the type A behavior pattern.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6494385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study attempted to assess systematically a set of behavioral subcomponents associated with the Type A behavior pattern. Sixty middle-aged men underwent the structured interview (SI) and a repeated version of the SI after a four-month interval. A high degree of interrater reliability was established for a number of behavioral components including speed and volume of speech, motoric activity, expiratory sighs, response latency, interruptions, unevenness of speech, plosive words, and potential for hostility. In general, these behaviors were stable over the four-month interval, although they did not all distinguish Type As from Type Bs. Only four behaviors successfully discriminated Type As and Bs at both interview sessions: speed of speech, volume of speech, number of interruptions, and potential for hostility. The results are discussed in terms of how these behavioral subcomponents may contribute to increased risk of premature coronary disease.
J A Blumenthal; L C O'Toole; T Haney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychosomatic medicine     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0033-3174     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychosom Med     Publication Date:    1984 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-07     Completed Date:  1984-12-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376505     Medline TA:  Psychosom Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / psychology*
Middle Aged
Motor Activity
Personality Tests
Type A Personality*
Verbal Behavior
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