Procedures Rahe et al (1970)

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What was Rahe's research method?
Correlation using questionnaires and medical records
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What was Rahe's sampling method?
Opportunist sample- 2664 sailors on board 3 US Navy Cruisers- Mean age 22.3- came from a range of backgrounds, but were generally all healthy (less than 10% of the original sample-2684- was lost)
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Prior to on board the ship, how often were the pps meant to fill in a military version of the SRE and what does that stand for?
SRE= Schedule of Recent Experience- and 2 years prior they did an SRE every 6 months
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What was the individual life Change unit score (LCU) based on?
The total amount of readjustment needed due to each stressful life event
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What was the research doctor doing aboard ship after the overseas assignment and were where the ships going?
The research doctor was there to check the medical records of the sailors and the 2 ships went to the Mediterranean and 1 to Vietnam.
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What illnesses were considered? and what information was recorded?
Only new illnesses were considered- the information recorded included: number, type and severity
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What were repeated visits to the sick bay for the same illness counted as?
The illness was only counted once.
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What reason would an illness not be counted for?
If they though the sailor was trying to skip work.
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How did they create a double blind procedure on board the ship?
Pps were not aware that their Life Change Unit score and illnesses were being correlated and neither did the medical officers on board the ship.
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Rahe was interested iin what correlation?
In what level of LCU score would lead to illness in a relatively healthy group, if any
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How did Rahe address some ethical issues?
Kept the names of the pps confidential so it was impossible to trace an illness to an individual sailor
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