Cartoon – Purpose in Life and Improved Healthby Shaheen E Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, FAAN | May 12, 2015
Researchers looks at data from the Health and Retirement Study that tracked older Americans of at least 50 years of age for six years. Individuals with increased sense of purpose in life were more likely to engage in preventative screening tests such as cholesterol testing, mammography, pap smear, and prostate examination. Further, there were fewer days hospitalized for those with greater purpose in life.
Kim ES, Strecher VJ, & Ryff CD (2014). Purpose in life and use of preventive health care services. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 (46), 16331-6 PMID: 25368165
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