Life changes and stress

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What did Rahe et al study?
2,664 sailors and their rate of illness while at sea in relation to how stressed they felt on the SRE scale.
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What did they find?
That those with low scores on the SRE (low stress) suffered less illness than those with high stress. Illness was also more evident in married sailors than single ones.
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Who proposed the SRRS scale?
Holmes and Rahe
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What is this scale?
A stress rating scale based on patient records that gives each stressful life event a different score (Life change Unit, LCU)
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Give a limitation of life changes as a source of stress:
Life changes are relatively rare in most cases, daily hassles are much more common (more likely to be these that cause stress)
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What did Delongis et al find?
No relationship between life events and health but a positive correlation between daily hassles and health deterioration.
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That those with low scores on the SRE (low stress) suffered less illness than those with high stress. Illness was also more evident in married sailors than single ones.

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