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 [4] using US sailors rating scores of ‘life events’ over the previous 6 months.

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Inpsychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe examined the medical records of over 5, medical patients as a way to determine whether stressful events might cause illnesses. The Social Readjustment Rating Scale: For Permissions, please email: This suggests weakness of the SRRS in certain areas, with different cultural group reactions to different life events.

A modified scale has also been developed for non-adults. Psychosocial predictors of illness behavior and failure in stressful training. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Malaysians exhibited different attitudes implying different stress at the same score.

This page was last edited on 3 Novemberat Sign In or Create an Account. Source The questionnaire is free to use stgess downloadable [ 1 ].

The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rahe carried out a study in testing the validity of invfntory stress scale as a predictor of illness. Although the scale is well researched, the values are only a invengory approximation at best [ 13 ]. Patients were asked to tally a list of 43 life events based on a relative score. Questionnaire Reviews All Journals search input.

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Views Read Edit View history. The higher the score, and the larger the weight of each event, the more likely the patient would become ill. Sensitization in the UK Supreme Court. Post-traumatic growth in ex- military personnel: Subsequent validation supported the links between stress and illness [ 2 ]. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

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J Health Soc Behav. Over the next six months, detailed records were kept of the sailors’ health. A positive correlation of 0.

Related articles in Web of Science Google Scholar. Loneliness and social isolation of military veterans: 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.

The SRRS is surprisingly consistent despite the cross-cultural differences one would expect.

Conclusion The SRRS is surprisingly consistent despite the cross-cultural differences one would expect. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Most people experience major life events infrequently hence a better measure might look at the stresses and strains of daily life [ 10 ].


ibventory Each loosely worded category can have a wide range of possible interpretations. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. More events mean a higher score.

Subsequent validation has supported the links between stress and illness. Citing articles via Web of Science 1.

Holmes and Rahe stress scale – Wikipedia

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. Although the scale was originally developed and validated on males, it provides useful results for both male and female subjects. Patients ranked a list of 43 life events based on a relative score.

Retrieved from ” https: The questionnaire is free invemtory use and downloadable [ 1 ]. This scale seems to suggest that change in life requires an effort to adapt and then an effort to regain stability.