Survey: Guilt motivates people to make healthy lifestyle changes

04/6/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A survey of 100 cardiology patients found that 65% said guilt motivates them to change unhealthy behaviors, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The study, to be presented at a cardiology conference, found that 21% of people who had suffered a major cardiovascular event felt guilty about their health, while half said they felt no guilt but wished they had taken better care of themselves.

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