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NDACAN Measure Details

Everyday Stressors Index (ESI)


Designed to assess problems faced on a daily basis by low-income mothers with young children. The (ESI) includes 20 items covering five problem areas: role overload, financial concerns, parenting worries, employment problems, and interpersonal conflict (Hall, L, 1983) LONGSCAN utilized a modified version of the instrument.


Hall, L. (1983). Social supports, everyday stressors, and maternal mental health. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hall, L., Williams, C. A., & Greenberg, R. S. (1985). Supports, stressors, and depressive symptoms in mothers of young children. American Journal of Public Health, 75(5), 518-522.

Hall, L. A., & Farel, A. M. (1988). Maternal stresses and depressive symptoms: Correlates of behavior problems in young children. Nursing Research, 37(3), 156-161.