Stressors

Stressors

Read through the list below and tick the life-style changes you have experienced in the last twelve months. Then total up the points and compare your score to those outlined below. The points indicate your likelihood of illness. Do bear in mind, though, that whether an event is a source of stress depends on how you view it, and that your level of stress may relate to the number of the events that you have recently experienced.


Death of a partner

100

Child leaves home

29

Divorce

73

In-law problems

29

Separation from partner

65

Personal achievement realised

28

Jail sentence or being institutionalised

63

Partner starts or stops work

26

Death of a close member of family

63

Starting a new school

26

Illness or injury

53

Leaving school

26

Marriage

50

Changes in living conditions

25

Loss of job

47

Changes in personal habits

24

Reconciliation with marriage partner

45

Trouble with employer

23

Retirement

45

Change in working hours

20

Health problem of close family member

44

Change in residence

20

Pregnancy

40

Change in recreation

19

Sex problems

40

Change in church / spiritual activities

19

Addition in family

39

Change in social activities

18

Major changes in work

39

Small mortgage taken out

17

Changes of financial status

39

Change in sleeping habits

16

Death of a friend

37

Changers in number of family get-togethers

15

Changes in line of work

36

Major change in eating pattern

15

Changes in number of disagreements with partner

35

 

13

Large mortgage taken out

31

Christmas

12

Mortgage or loan foreclosed

30

Minor violation in law

11

Responsibility change

29

 

 

 

 A score of 150 or more indicates that you chances of illness are being increased by stress