Measuring Stress

Measuring Stress : A Guide for Health and Social Scientists

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This is a resource for health and social scientists who assess the role of stress in studies of physical and psychiatric illness. It discusses how stress is conceptualized, the pathways through which stressors influence the onset and progression of psychiatric and physical illness, the alternate methods of measuring stress, and how one decides on appropriate measurement.
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  • Hardback | 249 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 11 line drawings, bibliography
  • 0195086414
  • 9780195086416

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Part I: Conceptualizing Stress and Its Relation to Disease. 1: Strategies for measuring stress in studies of psychiatric and physical disorders. Part II: Environmental Perspectives. 2: Check-list measurement of stressful life events. 3: Interview measurement of stressful life events. 4: Daily and within-day event measurement. 5: Measurement of chronic stressors. Part III: Psychological Perspectives. 6: Measurement of stress appraisal. 7: Measurement of affective response. Part IV: Biological Perspectives. 8: Measurement of stress hormones. 9: Measurement of cardiovascular response. 10: Measurement of immune response
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