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dc.contributor.authorHeiser, Claire Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T14:40:08Zen
dc.date.available2014-08-13T14:40:08Zen
dc.date.issued1985en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/50027en
dc.description.abstractFifty percent of the diagnosed cases of coronary heart disease in the United States are of unknown etiology. This study proposed that five personality traits— achievement, dominance, aggression, succorance and Critical Parent—differentiate individuals with coronary heart disease manifestations. The ultimate goal of this research was to formulate a predictive profile of at-risk individuals of developing coronary heart disease. Cardiac rehabilitation units' participants from across the United States were recruited as subjects. Randomly selected cardiac rehabilitation units were sent an initial letter inquiring whether their staff would be willing to participate in the study by administering the instruments to their participants. Eight units from each of the 50 states were contacted. A total of fourteen units agreed to participate. One hundred sixty-nine subjects completed the Demographic Data Questionnaire and the Adjective Check List. Five scale scores, representing the five personality differentials, were analyzed. Comparison of the male subject population (n=135) and the male normative population (n=198) revealed no significant differences in terms of the five traits. Comparison of diagnostic subgroups of the subject population also revealed no significant differences. It was concluded that the subject population did not differ significantly from the normative population in terms of the five traits assess by the instrument used. The goal of a predictive profile was not realized due to this lack of findings.en
dc.format.extentvii, 92 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 12783371en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1985.H447en
dc.subject.lcshType A behavioren
dc.subject.lcshCoronary heart disease -- Etiologyen
dc.subject.lcshHeart -- Diseases -- Patients -- Psychologyen
dc.subject.lcshHeart -- Diseases -- Patients -- Psychological testingen
dc.titlePersonality predictors of coronary heart diseaseen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Nutrition and Foodsen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Nutrition and Foodsen
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