Your Perceived Psychological Stress Score is: [insert_php] echo ‘ ‘ . htmlspecialchars($_GET[“score”]) . ”;[/insert_php] out of 40!
The highest possible score is 40, indicating fairly extreme amounts of stress in your life! The lower the score, the less stress you are experiencing.
The average score (in most surveys done) is about 15 for men and 16 for women.
If you scored lower than this, congratulations! You have your stress fairly well under control.
If you scored higher than this, you most likely will benefit by being proactive about managing your stress better! To learn more about our premier on-line stress-management course called The Perfect S.T.A.R.T. (Stress, Tension & Anxiety Relief Training) Stress Management Training System, click here.
Thank you so much for trusting in us to help guide you in better managing your stress and taking back control of your physical health and emotional well-being by using powerful skills and not just pills.
I hope you enjoyed the test – and I look forward to getting to know you.
Neil F. Neimark, M.D.
Board Certified Family Physician
Fellow of The American Institute of Stress
Founder & Director of www.NeilMD.com
P.S. This test is based on the Perceived Stress Scale, developed by the great stress researcher, Dr. Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. It’s simple to take (only 10 questions) and it gives you a nice way to see how you measure up against the general population. Additionally, you can come back again and again and retake the test to see how your levels are changing over time: for better or for worse!