Stressful life events and illness occurrence in rural versus urban women

Jeri L Bigbee

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Abstract

Stressful life events and illness occurrence were examined in a sample of rural and urban Wyoming women (N = 157). Modified versions of Norbeck's Life Experiences Survey (LES) for Women and Wyler's Seriousness of Illness Scale were used. The results indicated no significant rural-urban differences in the number or intensity of stressful life events. A strong positive correlation between stressful life events and illness occurrence, particularly in relation to the total number of events experienced, was found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume7
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing(all)

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