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Purpose in life and reduced risk of myocardial infarction among older U.S. adults with coronary heart disease: a two-year follow-up

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Behavioral Medicine, February 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#27 of 837)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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2 blogs
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1 Facebook page
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1 video uploader

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Title
Purpose in life and reduced risk of myocardial infarction among older U.S. adults with coronary heart disease: a two-year follow-up
Published in
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, February 2012
DOI 10.1007/s10865-012-9406-4
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Authors

Eric S. Kim, Jennifer K. Sun, Nansook Park, Laura D. Kubzansky, Christopher Peterson

Abstract

This study examined whether purpose in life was associated with myocardial infarction among a sample of older adults with coronary heart disease after adjusting for relevant sociodemographic, behavioral, biological, and psychological factors. Prospective data from the Health and Retirement Study-a nationally representative panel study of American adults over the age of 50-were used. Analyses were conducted on the subset of 1,546 individuals who had coronary heart disease at baseline. Greater baseline purpose in life was associated with lower odds of having a myocardial infarction during the 2-year follow-up period. On a six-point purpose in life measure, each unit increase was associated with a multivariate-adjusted odds ratio of 0.73 for myocardial infarction (95% CI, 0.57-0.93, P = .01). The association remained significant after controlling for coronary heart disease severity, self-rated health, and a comprehensive set of possible confounds. Higher purpose in life may play an important role in protecting against myocardial infarction among older American adults with coronary heart disease.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 89 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 86 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 20%
Student > Master 14 16%
Student > Bachelor 12 13%
Researcher 11 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Other 26 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 42 47%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 11%
Unspecified 9 10%
Social Sciences 9 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 8%
Other 12 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 July 2019.
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#272,919
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Outputs from Journal of Behavioral Medicine
#27
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#4,236
of 220,954 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Behavioral Medicine
#1
of 5 outputs
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