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Document ID (ISN)101170
CIS number 03-484
ISSN - Serial title 0303-8408 - SPM - Sozial- und Präventivmedizin - Social and Preventive Medicine - Médecine sociale et préventive
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Padlina O., Aubert L., Gehring T.M., Martin-Diener E., Somaini B.
Title Stages of change for perceived stress in a Swiss population sample: An explorative study
Bibliographic information 2001, Vol.46, No.6, p.396-403. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract This study on stress used data from a cross-sectional sample of the Swiss population. The sample was interviewed by phone, and included 575 respondents who reported having experienced stressful situations in the previous month. It was found that one third of these respondents appeared to cope successfully with these situations and one third intended to manage their stress more effectively, while one quarter had no intention of attempting to do so. The findings provide some clues for stage-specific interventions in the filed of stress. In addition, a better knowledge of the relation between readiness to change behaviour and education level, as well as on cognitive and behavioural dimensions facilitating change would be of valuable support in designing interventions helping people cope with stress.
Descriptors (primary) human behaviour; stress factors; mental health
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Switzerland; stress studies; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; psychology and sociology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Psychological factors
Mental stress and burnout