At first publish, the Social Readjustment Rating Scale, now referred to as the Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale, was met with resistance. Over the next decade many studies have been performed to determine it’s validity and reliability. After showing to be valid and reliable, it is now the leading diagnostic tool used by professionals when talking about stress.
Each event, a Life Change Unit (LCU), had a different “weight” for stress. The more events a patient added up, the higher the score. The higher the score, and the larger the weight of each event, the more likely the patient was to become ill. Use the scale to determine the probability of you having a stress related disorder or incident in the future.