Heritability of personality and behavior patterns and thr correlations with risk factors for coronary heart disease

R. H. Rosenman, R. H. Rahe, N. O. Borhani, M. Feinleib

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Abstract

As part of the National Heart and Lung Institute multi center study of twins, 190 twin pairs (93 MZ, 97 DZ) residing in California, aged 44-55 years, were comprehensively studied for all risk factors, for coronary heart disease and for Behavior Pattern Type A or B. Psychological tests included MMPI, California Psychological Inventory, 16 Cattell PF, Gough Adjective Check List (ACL), Thurstone Temperament Schedule (TTS). Heritability at statistically significant levels was found only for scales of TTS. Twelve scales of ACL and five scales of TTS showed significant correlations with Behavior Pattern Type A B as well as with several risk factors, including blood pressure and serum lipids. Multiple regression equations were constructed for those characteristics accounting for significant and unique portions of the total variance of Type A B Behavior. The use of certain scales of ACL and TTS may provide a new questionnaire for screening purposes in the assessment of Behavior Pattern Type A B.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-38
Number of pages2
JournalActa Geneticae Medicae et Gemellologiae
Volume23
Issue numberspec. nr.
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

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Heritability of personality and behavior patterns and thr correlations with risk factors for coronary heart disease. / Rosenman, R. H.; Rahe, R. H.; Borhani, N. O.; Feinleib, M.

In: Acta Geneticae Medicae et Gemellologiae, Vol. 23, No. spec. nr., 1974, p. 37-38.

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Rosenman, R. H. ; Rahe, R. H. ; Borhani, N. O. ; Feinleib, M. / Heritability of personality and behavior patterns and thr correlations with risk factors for coronary heart disease. In: Acta Geneticae Medicae et Gemellologiae. 1974 ; Vol. 23, No. spec. nr. pp. 37-38.
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