Fall-off in the reporting of life events

  title={Fall-off in the reporting of life events},
  author={George W. Brown and Tirril O Harris},
  journal={Social psychiatry},
A recent paper by Schmid et al. (1981) suggests that there is a very marked fall-off in the reporting of events in the 21 weeks before interview when using the Bedford College life-event instrument. A general review of other research suggests that fall-off is in fact remarkably slight in this period and also that the instrument is effective under certain circumstances for even longer periods of time. The probable reasons for the results obtained by Schmid and his colleagues are discussed in the… CONTINUE READING