Stress & Illness: Rahe et al

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Rahe et al (1970)

Rahe et al (1970) investigated the link between LCUs and illness in a sample of healthy participants. 2500 male US navy personnel filled in the SRRS for the previous 6 months. They were then followed up over the following 7 month tour of duty, and all stress-related illnesses recorded and rated for number and severity, producing an overall illness score.

The findings were that there was a positive correlation of 0.118 between LCU scores and illness scores. Although this is a relatively low correlation it was statistically significant. Rahe et al concluded…


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