Accession Number : AD0749351

Title :   Regression Analysis of Subjects' Self-Reported Life Changes in an Attempt to Improve Illness Prediction,

Corporate Author : NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rahe,Richard H. ; Jensen,Phyllis D. ; Gunderson,E. K. Eric

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A regression model was applied to the prediction of illness from recent life changes information. Subjects in the validation sample were 2,378 enlisted men aboard three Navy cruisers. The cross-validation sample sonsisted of 1,085 enlisted men from a battleship. The efficacy of multiple regression equations using combinations of single items for prediction of illness based upon the total validation sample and upon specific subgroups differing in age and marital status was compared. Multiple correlations based upon equations for specific subgroups were superior to those for the total sample, but cross-validations of regression equations for specific subsamples were not statistically significant. Life change event specificities for different subgroups of men, as well as insufficiently high illness rates for these subjects, appeared to partially explain the insignificant cross-validation results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DISEASES, *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), ANXIETY, SOCIOLOGY, PREDICTIONS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE