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
of work related illnesses were caused by stress1
say their stress levels have risen or stayed the same over the past five years2
of Americans said their stress is an 8, 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale3