Consistency and validity of self-reporting scores in stress measurement surveys.

Khalid Masood, Beena Ahmed, Jongyong Choi, Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna

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Stress has been attributed to physiological and psychological demands that exceed the natural regulatory capacity of a person. Chronic stress is not only a catalyst for diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, insomnia but may also lead to social problems such as marriage breakups, suicide and violence. Objective assessment of stress is difficult so self-reports are commonly used to indicate the severity of stress. However, empirical information on the validity of self-reports is limited. The present study investigated the authenticity and validity of different self-report surveys. An analysis, based on a three-pronged strategy, was performed on these surveys. It was concluded that although subjects are prone to systematic error in reporting, self-reports can provide a useful substitute for data modeling specifically in stress evaluation where other objective assessments such as determination of stress using only physiological response are difficult.

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stress measurement
Stress measurement
Self Report
Social Problems
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Marriage
Violence
Suicide
suicide
hypertension
social problem
diabetes
Systematic errors
marriage
physiological response
Medical problems
Psychology
Hypertension
violence
Data structures

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  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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