The statements below are arranged in groups of three. Select one answer which best reflects your situation, and circle the corresponding point value. When finished, examine your score interpretation at the bottom of the page. Please keep in mind that this is a general assessment of your stress levels. Further and more in-depth assessment may be obtained from your health care or mental health care provider.
Total points ____
|You are doing an excellent job managing your stress. In general, you are relaxed, happy and satisfied with your life. Keep up the great work.
|You are doing a very good job of managing stress. You are positive about your life and have a moderate level of stress. There are a few areas where you may wish to improve.
|You are doing a good job of managing your stress. You may have a few stress symptoms, and some areas of frustration. You could benefit from some stress reduction interventions.
|You are probably experiencing some stress symptoms that could become a threat to your body, mental health, relationships and work. You need to make some changes to reduce the amount of stress in your life.
|Your score indicates a high level of stress - most likely chronic stress. A score in this range represents dissatisfaction with key areas of life which could put you at a high risk of developing a stress-related illness. You need to take immediate action to reduce your stress.
|You are burning out. A score in this range is an indication of excessive and very unhealthy levels of stress. Seek immediate help.
Developed by Amy C. Scholten, MPH for HealthGate