Humour is to be regarded as a salutogenic factor. As with other such factors there are reasons to believe that humour is a part of the individual’s personality with the possibility of being strengthened by influences from the family, school, and workplace. The use of humour in population-based health promotive intervention strategies is a field lacking evidence-based knowledge.
Authors: Cernerud L, Olsson H., in Scand J Public Health. 2004;32(5):396-8.