How Stressed Are You?

Is your health at risk – Stress self assessment

Chronically high stress levels may be putting your life at risk. Use the ‘Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale to identify how at risk you may be. The final score will give a rough estimate of how your stress is effecting your health.

To use this scale identify which ‘life’ events apply on the table below, then add together the corresponding number of “life change units”. The final score will give an indication of how at risk you are.

 

 

Life Event

 

Life Change Units

Death of a spouse

100

Divorce

73

Marital Separation

65

Imprisonment

63

Death of a close family member

63

Personal injury or illness

53

Marriage

50

Dismissal from work

47

Marital reconciliation

45

Retirement

45

Change in the health of a family member

44

Pregnancy

40

Sexual difficulties

39

Gain a new family member

39

Business Readjustment

39

Change in financial state

38

Change in frequency of arguments

35

Major mortgage

32

Foreclosure of mortgage or loan

30

Change in responsibilities at work

29

Child leaving home

29

Trouble with in-laws

29

Outstanding personal achievement

28

Spouse starts or stops work

26

Begin or end school

26

Change in living conditions

25

Revision of personal habits

24

Trouble with boss

23

Change in working hours or conditions

20

Change in residence

20

Change in schools

20

Change in recreation

19

Change in church activities

19

Change in social activities

18

Minor mortgage or loan

17

Change in sleeping habits

16

Change in number of family reunions

15

Change in eating habits

15

Vacation

13

Christmas

12

Minor violation of law

11

 

Score:

  • 300+ : At risk of illness

  • 150 – 299+ : Risk of illness is moderate (reduced by 30% from the above risk

  • 150 – : Only have a slight risk of illness

If you feel like you would like to talk with someone further about anything that has come up for you while doing this exercise, please feel free to book a one to one therapy session with Pauline.

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