Relationship between hostility and the serum total cholesterol

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After the problems emerged with the Type A Behavior Pattern (TABP) as a predictor of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), the angerhostility complex, an integrating part of said standard, emerged as the real risk factor of CHD. The anger-hostility complex is a multidimensional construct whose relationships to CHD are not fully clarified. The present work has intended to deepen in that address, studying the relationship between the hostility and the serum total cholesterol, as one of the possible explanatory mechanisms of its connection with the CHD. In the present work have been found meaningful differences (p < 0.05) in the total serum cholesterol level between the groups of subjects with high and low Expressed Hostility, such that these last present the higher levels of cholesterol. They were not found differences in relationship to Neurotic Hostility. These results support previous reports. Also it has been possible to discriminate perfectly between subjects with high and low levels of total cholesterol in base the items of the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory.
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Journal
Ansiedad y Estrés
Year of Publication
1998
Volume
4
Issue
2-3
Number of Pages
311-330
Date Published
07/1998
Type of Article
Journal article
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ISSN Number
1134-7937
ISBN Number
2174-0437
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