The LISRES provides a unified framework to measure ongoing life stressors and social resources and their changes over time. Integrating these 2 domains in 1 assessment tool provides a comprehensive picture of an individual’s overall life context. This inventory identifies the level of current stressors and their sources as well as the available social resources.
Two separate versions of the LISRES are available, the LISRES-A (for adults 18 years and older) and the LISRES-Y (for youth ages 12-18 years). Each version has its own Manual, coauthored by Bernice S. Moos, that describes the development of the instrument and provides normative data, as well as complete instructions for administration, scoring, and interpretation. The Manuals also discuss validity and research applications.