Stress Research studies

Research studies in to: life changes, daily hassles, work place stress and the immune system

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  • Stress Research Studies
    • Life changes
      • Holmes and Rahe (1967)
        • Social Readjustment Rating Scale
      • Rahe
        • SRRS to 27000 soldiers
        • Score was correlated with their illness score
        • Weak correlation +0.118
    • Immune System
      • Kiecolt Glaser
        • Blood samples of 75 medical students
        • 1 month before and morning of exam
        • Questionnaire on loneliness and stress
        • T cell level was analysed
        • Significantly reduced in second sample
      • Kielcolt Glaser
        • 13 carers of people with Alzheimer's
        • Small wounds created
        • 9 days longer to hel than the control group
      • Cohen
        • Questionnaire to couples
        • Negative interactions
        • Cold virus
        • More negative interactions, more likely to develop cold
    • Work Place
      • Johansson et al
        • 14 high risk finishers in a Swedish sawmill
          • Repetative, low job control, stressful
        • Hormones in urine
        • Higher levels o stress related illness and hormones
      • Marmot
        • 3000 civil servants in Whitehall
        • Questionnaire and health check
        • Low job control - 4x more likely to die of heart attack
        • Conrtol of workload most important
    • Daily Hassles
      • Kanner et al
        • Hassles scale: 117 negative items covering all aspects of daily life
        • Uplifts scale: 135 postive items
        • 100 men and women aged 45-64 over a year
        • More powerful predictor of illness
          • Life changes can lead to daily hassles

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