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Stress Vulnerability Assessment

This survey, which was originally developed by Holmes and Rahe, lists various life events and gives them a points value which relates to their stressfulness: the higher the value, the more stressful the event.

Check each event which has happened to you in the last 12 months. If the event has happened more than once in that period, then count it the appropriate number of times. At the end, add up your points score.

Life Event Score
Death of a spouse100
Divorce73
Marital separation65
Imprisonment63
Death of close family member63
Personal injury or illness53
Marriage50
Sacked from job/Redundancy47
Marital reconciliation45
Retirement45
Change in health of family member44
Pregnancy40
Death of pet cat, dog, etc.40
Sex difficulties39
Gain of new family member39
Business readjustment39
Change in financial status38
Death of a close friend37
Change type of job36
Increased arguments with spouse35
Mortgage or loan for major purchase31
Foreclosure of mortgage or loan30
Change in responsibilities at work29
Son or daughter leaving home29
Trouble with in-laws29
Outstanding personal achievement28
Spouse begins or stops work26
Change in living conditions25
Revision of personal habits24
Trouble with boss23
Change in work hours or conditions20
Change in residence20
Change in recreation19
Change in church activities19
Change in social activities18
Mortgage or loan for smaller purchase17
Change in sleeping habits16
Change in number of family get-togethers15
Change in eating habits15
Vacation13
Christmas or Hannakuh12
Minor violation of the law11

 


Scoring

OK, so you've added up your points score? Now use your score to determine your likelihood of suffering from stress related illness in the near future.

Under 150 points.
You have less than a 10% chance of suffering stress related illness in the near future.

150 to 199 points.
You have about a 35% chance of suffering stress related illness in the near future.

200 to 299 points.
You have about a 50% chance of suffering stress related illness in the near future.

Over 300 points.
You have about an 80% chance of suffering stress related illness in the near future.

 


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