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Type A behavior and its determinants in children, adolescents and young adults with and without parental coronary heart disease: a case-control study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2046059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Healthy children, adolescents and young adults with parental coronary heart disease (CHD) (N = 78) were compared with their one-to-one matched controls without a parental CHD (N = 78) in terms of their psychological and behavioral characteristics. The variables adopted were Type A behavior, self-esteem, achievement striving, hyperactivity and social maladjustment. The results indicate a tendency for boys with parental CHD to be characterized by higher scores on Type A behavior, lower self-esteem and more intense striving for achievement compared to their matched controls. Girls with parental CHD differed from their matched controls in the predicted direction only in one respect: a higher level of hyperactivity was characteristic for cases.
K Räikkönen; L Keltikangas-Järvinen; M Pietikäinen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic research     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0022-3999     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Res     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-16     Completed Date:  1991-07-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376333     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Child of Impaired Parents / psychology*
Cohort Studies
Coronary Disease / psychology*
Follow-Up Studies
Motor Activity
Personality Development*
Personality Tests
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Social Environment
Type A Personality*

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