This quick stress screening test can help identify symptoms of
stress, coping behaviours and habits, stressors, and stress-causing life
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and selecting "save as." Answer the questions and get your scores. Then
return to this page to find out what your scores mean, where your stress
level is at, and what to do about it.
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To complete the stress
screening test and calculate your own score by adding up the totals, you
can download the following test (PDF) and instruction sheet (PDF):
Note: The screening test is for your personal use. It is not intended to
diagnose or treat any illnesses. If you have concerns about your health,
see a medical professional. This quiz lists possible causes of stress so you can be aware of how relaxation techniques may be helpful. The test cannot determine the causes of your symptoms. Do not rely on the results of this test for any sort of medical or psychological purposes. This test is not researched or standardized and is just for your information and interest.
0 - 30 Low Stress
Your stress is probably at a manageable level right now.You are
effectively coping with stress and are probably comfortable with your
circumstances over the past two weeks. Relaxation has a protective
effect against stress symptoms, and right now is an ideal time to start
using relaxation techniques regularly.
31 - 50 Mild Stress
You may be starting to experience symptoms of stress. It is important to
manage the stress now while it is still at a manageable level overall.
Relaxation techniques can help to decrease stress symptoms, improve
overall health, and protect you against future stress.
51 - 70 Moderate Stress
experiencing a moderate level of stress. Your symptoms are probably
interfering with your quality of life, and you are most likely facing a
number of stressful situations. It is essential to manage your stress
level before it gets even higher. Relaxation techniques can provide
relief from stress symptoms and counteract the harmful effects of
61 - 80 Severe Stress
Your stress level
is severe right now, and must be managed immediately to avoid stress
induced health problems. You are probably experiencing a high number of
stressful situations and many stress symptoms. It is advisable to seek
support, such as speaking with a mental health professional. Relaxation
can help eliminate or reduce stress symptoms and prevent stress-related
81 - 100 Extreme Stress
stress level is extremely high, and suggests extreme stress overload.
You are probably experiencing stress induced health problems. It is
important to seek support, such as speaking with a mental health
professional. Relaxation is very important to help to alleviate the
health problems caused by stress.
101 - 268 Dangerously High Stress
stress level is dangerously high. You are experiencing stress overload
and your health and quality of life are suffering. It is essential to
seek support, such as speaking with a mental health professional.
Relaxation is vital to provide stress relief and improve your health.