Measuring psychological stress. Concept, model, and measurement instrument in primary care research.

@article{Lemyre2003MeasuringPS,
  title={Measuring psychological stress. Concept, model, and measurement instrument in primary care research.},
  author={Louise Lemyre and R{\'e}jean Tessier},
  journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien},
  year={2003},
  volume={49},
  pages={
          1159-60, 1166-8
        }
}
F irst introduced by Selye, the term stress is now widely used to describe a state of tension often seen as being related to modern life. In the context of primary care, a defi nition integrated into a conceptual model with a validated measurement instrument would help to ensure that this term is used appropriately. This article is designed to provide primary care researchers with a concept, a model, and a psychological stress measurement tool adapted to their context and needs. Psychological… CONTINUE READING

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