Mental stress decreases with older age in Karachi, Pakistan


  • Kisa Fatima Altaf Advance Educational Institute & Research Center
  • Shamoon Noushad Advance Educational Institute & Research Center
  • Syed Zain Azher Advance Educational Institute & Research Center
  • Sadaf Ahmed Advance educational institute & research Pakistan (AEIRC), Department of physiology, university of Karachi



Mental Stress, Stress, Sadaf Stress Scale, Pakistan


Mental Stress is a Kind of mental revival or strain that can be aroused by a number of mental tasks–e.g., mental arithmetic, maze solving or a mentally troubled condition is called the mental stress. Major life events as changes in work, financial problems, studies load, children and family problems are few of these. Mental stress is seen to affect parts of the brain where thoughts, approach, speculation and decision making are processed through and stored along with basic motor activities. Constant exposure to mental stress hormones, whether it occurs during the upbringing, teenage years, old age, has an impact on brain structures involved in cognition and mental fitness. The WHO suggests that there can be “no health without mental health”. People in many countries are exposed to harmful stress that leads to an augment in mental stress. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the cause of mental stress in Karachi population through Sadaf stress scale (SSS); various stressors may contribute to these mental stresses. The data was collected from different areas of Karachi. Sadaf stress scale (SSS) was used as an instrument for evaluation of mental stress. Results demonstrates that in age 20 and less shows 16.0% mild level of stress, in age 20 to 30 shows 24.0% mild level of stress, in age 30 to 40 shows 5.0% mild level of stress however 40 and greater age shows no stress levels. The hypothesis that mental stress responses are associated with age and gender was investigated.




How to Cite

Altaf, K. F., Noushad , S., Azher, S. Z., & Ahmed , S. (2014). Mental stress decreases with older age in Karachi, Pakistan. International Journal of Endorsing Health Science Research, 2(1), 19–21.

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