2014 Stress Related Hair Loss Study

2014 Stress Related Hair Loss Study

Please answer five simple and anonymous questions. Results are published live when you click submit.

In an effort to determine the significance of stress as a contributing factor towards hair loss I am conducting this study. The study works on a number of assumptions, which you can see below. Despite this, I believe we can get worthwhile results that can help us draw better conclusions about what is truly causing some people to lose their hair while others do not. If you are suffering hair loss, please complete the anonymous questions below and you will see the live results immediately as they refresh on the page.

Thank you.

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Notes about this study

There are a couple of considerations to make when assessing the validity of this study:

First of all it is conducted on a web page, which is available to anyone. This might mean that people who have an interest in the subject are more likely to answer the questions than those who don’t and therefore there is likely to be a skew and lack of randomization. However, the target audience for this study is people who have experienced hair loss. We’re most interested in determining whether there is any particular connection between stress and hair growth in adults.

Although there is very little reason for people to cheat the survey, it is possible to use multiple computers for example to submit multiple results. Therefore, if someone wanted to artificially alter the results, they could.

The questions are extremely limited and it is difficult to draw conclusions with such limited data. However we can hopefully get some worthwhile results, which is a start towards a larger on going study.

Previous stress related findings

40%
of work related illnesses were caused by stress1
72%
say their stress levels have risen or stayed the same over the past five years2
20%
of Americans said their stress is an 8, 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale3
  1. The total number of cases of stress in 2011/12 in the UK was 428,000 (40%) out of a total of 1,073,000 for all work-related illnesses. Source: Health and Safety Executive.
  2. Almost three-quarters (72 percent) of respondents say that their stress level has increased or stayed the same over the past five years and 80 percent say their stress level has increased or stayed the same in the past year. Only 20 percent said their stress level has decreased in the past year. Source: American Psychological Association.
  3. 20 percent said their stress is an 8, 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale. Source: American Psychological Association.

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