A 7-Year Prospective Study of Sense of Humor and Mortality in an Adult County Population: The Hun...

07 Jul 2010Sven Svebak, Ph.D., Solfrid Romundstad, Ph.D., Jostein Holmen, Ph.D.

Sense of humor appeared to increase the probability of survival into retirement, and this effect appeared independent of subjective health.

Cohort Study
9 effects
7 years
66140 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

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Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Cardiovascular ...
Cardiovascular

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Cancer Lymphatic outcome
Cancer
Lymphatic

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Diabetes
Lymphatic

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Type 1 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Cognitive Activity Brain outcome

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

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Smoking Contaminant risk & protective factor
Smoking
Contaminant

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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Sedentary Lifestyle Selfcare risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Increase

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