Stress Quiz

Please read each statement and circle a number 0, 1, 2, or 3 which indicates how much the statement has applied to you over the past week. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any statement.

The rating scale is as follows:

0 Did not apply to me at all
1 Applied to me to a little, or some of the time
2 Applied to me a considerable degree, or a good part of the time
3 Applied to me very much, or most of the time

I tended to over-react to situations

I found it difficult to relax

I found myself getting upset rather easily

I found it difficult to tolerate interruptions to what I was doing

I felt restless, fidgety or on edge

I felt that I was using a lot of nervous energy

I found it difficult to concentrate

I found myself getting impatient when I was delayed in any way (traffic lights, lifts, being kept waiting)

I felt that I was rather touchy

I found it hard to wind down

I had difficulty sleeping (falling asleep or staying asleep, or restless sleep)

I felt fatigued or tired even when I woke after an adequate sleep

I found that I was irritable

I found it hard to calm down after something upset me

I found myself thinking about problems or tasks when I was meant to be relaxing

I was in a state of nervous tension

I found that I had 'spread myself too thin' in terms of my time and the responsibilities I have

I found myself getting agitated

I experienced muscular aches and pains (particularly in the neck, jaw, head, back or shoulders)

I was intolerant of anything that kept me from getting on with what I was doing

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