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Measure Stress Level

Stress is a major factor of life. A certain amount of stress is good for us, but too much can negatively affect our health. The chart below is 'The Social Readjustment Rating Scale' by Thomas H Holmes and Richard H. Rahe, commonly known as the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale.

You simply award stress points for each event which has happened to you in the past year and then total them up.

If your score is over 300, you have a high risk of becoming ill in the near future. If you score between 150 and 299, you have a moderate chance of becoming ill in the near future. Below 150, and your risk of becoming ill soon is low. (Below 50 and you need to get out more!)

Please note that different people react to stress in different ways, and different people also see different events as being inherently more stressful than others do. Therefore this test should not be seen as a sure indication of illness ahead. However, if you do score highly, you should be aware that you are likely being subject to high stress levels, and you should do what you can to lower your stress in the future.

Measure Your Stress

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Please specify the number of times you encountered each of these stress events:
  • Death Of Spouse/child
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Divorce
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Marital Separation
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Detention in Jail
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Death of Close Family Member
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Major personal injury/ illness
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Marriage
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Marital reconciliation
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Fired from Work
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Retirement from Work
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Major Health Problems In Family
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Pregnancy
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Sexual Difficulties
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Gaining a new family Member
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Major Business Adjustments
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Major Change In Financial State
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Death Of A Close Friend
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Changing To A Different Work
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Major Arguments with spouse
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Taking a Mortgage more than $5000
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Foreclosure on a Mortgage/Loan
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Major Change in Responsibility at Work
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Son/Daughter leaving Home
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • In-Law Troubles
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Outstanding Personal Achievement
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Wife Beginning/Ceasing Work outside
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Major Changes In Living Conditions
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Revision Of Personal Habits
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)
  • Troubles With The Boss
      (ex: 0,1,2...etc)