Positive Psychological Well-Being and Mortality: A Quantitative Review of Prospective Observation...

15 Sep 2008Chida, Yoichi MD, PhD; Steptoe, Andrew DPhil

The current review suggests that positive psychological well-being has a favorable effect on survival in both healthy and diseased populations.

Systematic review
8 effects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Anxiety Brain outcome
Anxiety
Brain

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Depression Brain outcome

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Irritability And Anger Brain outcome

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

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Sadness Brain outcome
Sadness
Brain

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Sadness Brain outcome
Sadness
Brain

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Stress Brain outcome
Stress
Brain

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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