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Table 5 Selected BFS items for constructing a sum score representing chronic stress exposure

From: Measuring chronic stress exposure incorporating the active and healthy ageing (AHA) concept within the cross-sectional Bern cohort study 2014 (BeCS-14)

  6 = good 5 4 3 2 1 = bad
SOCL_9 [score] > 60 56–60 51–55 46–50 41–45 < 41
Complaint questionnaire: emotional wellbeing [score] 0 1 2 3 4 > 4
Complaint questionnaire: physical wellbeing [score] 0 1–2 3–4 5–6 7–8 > 8
Social resonance [score] > 37 35–37 32–34 29–31 26–28 < 26
Social potency [score] < 11 11–14 15–18 19–22 23–26 > 26
Social dominance [score] > 32 30–32 27–29 24–26 21–23 < 21
Hand grip strength, left [kp] > 52 45–52 37–44 29–36 21–28 < 21
Hand grip strength, right [kp] > 52 45–52 37–44 29–36 21–28 < 21
Performance time [sec] > 32 29–28 25–28 21–24 17–20 < 17
Tapping – basic rate [Hz] > 7.0 6.6–7.0 6.1–6.5 5.6–6.0 5.1–5.5 < 5.1