HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 24 no. 2 (1990)

Type A Behavior Pattern and Cardiovascular Diesease: A Preliminary Cross-cultural Investigation*

Rose Marie Salazar-clemena

Discipline: Psychology



Prior to the 1950's, some clinicians (Dunbar, 1943; Kemple, 1945;Meninger & Meninger, 1936; Osler, 1892, cited in Houston, 1988) found that coronary-prone persons seemed to be characterized by particular personality or behavioral attributes (e.g., being aggressive, ambitious, hard driving). These observations, however, did not have much impact on research and theory on risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) (Houston, 1988).