Use the Holmes & Rahe stress scale to measure how much stress is in your life, and whether you’re at risk of becoming sick. Patients ranked a list of 43 life events based on a relative score. Each event, called a Life Change Unit (LCU), had a different Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. Rahe validated the scale in as a predictor of illness  using US sailors rating scores of ‘life events’ over the previous 6 months.
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Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar. Subsequent validation supported the links between stress and illness [ 2 ].
Close mobile stresss navigation Article navigation. Items Although the scale was originally developed and validated on males, it provides useful results for both male and female subjects. Malaysians exhibited different attitudes implying different stress at the same score.
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The scale was also assessed against different populations within the USA African, Mexican and white American groups [ 6 ] and cross-culturally, comparing Japanese [ 7 ] and Malaysian [ 8 ] with American populations. For Permissions, please email: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
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Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. The Social Readjustment Rating Scale: Patients were asked to tally a list of 43 life events based on a relative score.
The higher the score, and the larger the weight of each event, the more likely the patient would become ill. A positive correlation of 0. The SRRS is surprisingly consistent despite the cross-cultural differences one would expect.
Retrieved from ” https: This suggests weakness of the SRRS in certain areas, with different cultural group reactions to different life events. This scale seems to suggest that change in life requires an effort to adapt and then an effort to holmes-raue stability. Subsequent validation has supported the links between stress and illness.
J Health Soc Behav. Conclusion The SRRS is surprisingly consistent despite the cross-cultural differences one would expect. Post-traumatic growth in ex- military personnel: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Although the scale was originally developed and validated on males, it provides useful results for both male and female subjects.
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Views Read Edit View history. Over the next six months, detailed records were kept of the sailors’ health. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat A modified scale holmess-rahe also been developed for non-adults.
To measure stress according holmes-dahe the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, the number of “Life Change Units” that apply to events in the past year of an individual’s life are added and the final score will give a rough estimate of how stress affects health. Rahe carried out a study in testing the validity of the stress scale as a predictor of illness.
The reliability of the Social Readjustment Rating Scale: The Holmes and Rahe stress scale is a list of 43 stressful life events that can contribute to illness.
More events mean a higher score. Inpsychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe examined the medical records of over 5, medical patients as a way to determine whether stressful events lfe cause illnesses.
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Patients ranked a list of 43 life events based on a relative score. Similar to the adult scale, stress points for life events in the past year are added and compared to the rough estimate of how stress affects health.