A 15-Year Follow-Up Study of Sense of Humor and Causes of Mortality: The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study

20 Apr 2016Romundstad, Solfrid MD, PhD; Svebak, Sven PhD; Holen, Are MD, PhD; Holmen, Jostein MD, PhD

The cognitive component of the sense of humor is positively associated with survival from mortality related to cardiovascular diseases and infections in women and with infection-related mortality in men. The findings indicate that sense of humor is a health-protecting cognitive coping resource.

Cohort Study
4 effects
15 years
53556 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Mortality
Musculoskeletal

Strong Decrease

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Cardiovascular ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Sepsis Lymphatic outcome
Sepsis
Lymphatic

Strong Decrease

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Immune system Lymphatic outcome
Immune system
Lymphatic

Strong Increase

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