Stressnivå och ålder som prediktorer för generaliserat ångestsyndrom. : En kvantitativ studie om relationen mellan generaliserat ångestsyndrom, stressnivå, sömnkvalitet, kön och ålder.
Sammanfattning: Previous research has shown that Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is related to stress levels, poor sleep quality, female gender, and younger age. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine if stress level, sleep quality, gender, and age could predict an increased risk of developing GAD. We hypothesized that increased levels of stress, poorer sleep quality, female gender and younger age predicted an increased risk of developing GAD. A quantitative data collection was performed. The questionnaire was presented on Facebook and was sent by email to contacts at “Blekinge Tekniska Högskola” and “Telenor Connexion” who then forwarded the survey to their colleagues. This self-assessment survey was based on three measuring instruments “Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7 item Scale” (GAD-7),” Karolinska Exhaustion Disorder Scale” (KEDS) and” Insomnia Severity Index” (ISI). A total of 154 participants (93 women, 61 men), were included in the study. The results from the study showed that stress level and age predicted an increased risk of suffering from GAD, where the variable stress level strongest predicted the risk of developing GAD. It could be concluded that stress level and age could predict an increased risk of developing GAD.
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