the initial splash, you will experience ripples of stress. And these ripples may continue in your life for at least a year. So, if you have experienced total stress within the last twelve months of or greater, even with normal stress tolerance, you may be OVERSTRESSED. Persons with Low Stress Tolerance may be OVERSTRESSED at levels as low as The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. They surveyed more than 5, medical patients and asked them to say whether they had experience any of a series of 43 life events in the previous two years. Each event, called a Life Change Unit (LCU), had a different "weight" for stress. The more events the patient added up, the higher the score.
38 rows · Holmes & Rahe Non-Adult Stress Scale. To measure stress according to the Holmes and . It is interesting to note that by number ten on the adult scale, the “Life Change Unit” score drops down to 45, but on the non-adult scale it is still relatively high at This may indicate that non-adults are less able to cope with stressful events and need more assistance to navigate stressful times.