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Stress Management for Health Course

Stress Self-Test (Nutrition)

 

Stress Self-Test  Professor Cary Cooper PhD

 

Circle the appropriate number to show how often you have been troubled by the following:

0=Never/rarely;   1=Occasionally;   2=Frequently;   3=Always/nearly always

 

1.         Constantly getting annoyed with people.

 

0

1

2

3

2.         Difficulty in making decisions.

 

0

1

2

3

3.         Loss of sense of humour.

 

0

1

2

3

4.         Suppressed anger.

 

0

1

2

3

5.         Difficulty concentrating.

 

0

1

2

3

6.         Inability to finish one task before

       rushing into another.

 

0

1

2

3

7.        Feeling you're the target of other peoples

       animosity.

 

0

1

2

3

8.         Feeling unable to cope.

 

0

1

2

3

9.        Wanting to cry at the smallest problem.

 

0

1

2

3

10.    Not interested in doing things after coming home

       from work.

 

0

1

2

3

11.    Waking up and feeling tired after an early night.

 

0

1

2

3

12.     Constant tiredness.

 

0

1

2

3

13.     Lack of appetite.

 

0

1

2

3

14.    Craving for food when under pressure.

 

0

1

2

3

15.     Frequent indigestion or heartburn.

 

0

1

2

3

16.     Constipation or diarrhoea.

 

0

1

2

3

17.     Insomnia.

 

0

1

2

3

18.    Tendency to sweat for no good reason.

 

0

1

2

3

19.     Nervous twitches, nail biting, etc.

 

0

1

2

3

20.     Headaches.

 

0

1

2

3

21.     Cramps and muscle spasms.

 

0

1

2

3

22.     Nausea.

 

0

1

2

3

23.     Breathlessness without exertion.

 

0

1

2

3

24.     Fainting spells.

 

0

1

2

3

25.     Impotence or frigidity.

 

0

1

2

3

26.     Eczema.

 

0

1

2

3

Remember this is only a rough guide.

 

Total score between 0 25 (Not many symptoms of Stress)

Total score between 26 52 (Moderate Stress)

Total score between 53 78 (Very High Stress)


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