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Response to Stressful Situations Scale in the General Population (ESRS)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala de Reações a Situações de Stress

Portuguese Version

Barreto Carvalho, C., da Motta, C., Sousa, M., Cabral, J., Carvalho, A. L., & Peixoto, E. (2015)

General Description

The aim of the current study was to develop and validate a Response to Stressful Situations Scale (RSSS) for the Portuguese population. This scale assesses the degree of stress experienced in scenarios that can constitute positive, negative and more neutral stressors, and also describes the physiological, emotional and behavioral reactions to those events according to their intensity. These scenarios include typical stressor scenarios relevant to patients with schizophrenia, which are currently absent from most scales, assessing specific risks that these stressors may bring on subjects, which may prove useful in non-clinical and clinical populations (i.e. Patients with mood or anxiety disorders, schizophrenia).

References
  • Barreto Carvalho, C., da Motta, C., Sousa, M., Cabral, J., Carvalho, A. L., & Peixoto, E. (2015). Development and validation of the Response to Stressful Situations Scale in the general population. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic and Management Engineering, 9(5), 1588-1595.

Contacts

Célia Barreto Carvalho – celia.mo.carvalho@uac.pt