Use this test to measure your
stress level. The scale ranges from 0 to 250. This test evaluates
your stress. It indicates the points you could improve and determines
what are the deep causes of your stress in your
This test was the first STRESS-test on the internet!
The Bruno Comby Institute,
faithful to its reputation as a specialist in lifestyle, natural
health and stress management offers you this test in preventive
medicine. Using the questionnaire, it will take you only a few
minutes to evaluate your level of stress and your level of vitality,
and to identify which elements of your lifestyle may contribute as
the main causes of your stress: poor diet; inadequate schedules and
lack of attention to biological rhythms, that is, work and sleep
patterns; absence of positive thinking and a pessimistic outlook on
life. Once the deep causes of your stress are identified, it will be
easier to remedy the situation.
Of course, all pathological
situations or questions regarding the use medical treatments should
always be submitted to your medical doctor. This test in no way
replaces medical treatment; you must consult your physician and
follow his prescriptions if your health requires it. This test is
only designed to help you orientate your life towards better and
healthier living habits.
Are you under stress? and
what are the main causes of your stress?
Just answer the following 25
questions. Your score will be calculated automatically and will
appear at the bottom of the page.
2 - You come home at night
completely worn out with three hours of work to do before
you can go to bed:
You have a cup of coffee and a cigarette and go
You work even faster so as to finish more
You lie down or take a nice hot bath - things
will be better in the morning.
3. You suddenly feel tired in
the middle of the day. What do you do?
take a break, go to the toilet or have a glass
of water or fruit juice.
have a cup of coffee or a cigarette.
turn to some other activity.
open the window for a breath of fresh air.
get angry because "the work is not going
4 - You listen to
After ten pm and/or loud music.
On a Walkman while riding in the bus, to save
haven't got time to listen to music!
classical music or background music.
5 - Your favorite drink
Beer, whiskey or soft drink.
Canned or bottled fruit juice or wine.
or fresh-squeezed fruit juice or fresh coconut
6 - What is your aim in
haven't the faintest idea.
avoid problems like cancer, unemployment,
make a lot of money so I can take dreamy
do something interesting and useful.
7 - What do you think about
scientific progress and the future of
am confident, and believe that good sense will
overcome all obstacles.
will go from bad to worse.
really don't care what happens.
suppose all the problems will be solved sooner
8 - What do you think about the
spirituality, life after death, the human
question is nonsense.
have confidence in specialists: priests and nuns
take care of things like that.
am a practising religious person.
think it is more important to be well and happy
and to make people around me happy, rather than
to participate in formal religion.
9 - What would be your reaction
to winning the big jackpot at the lottery?
would go to bed, because it's been a hard
would throw a dinner party for friends and
relatives at the best restaurant in town and
then take everybody to a night club.
would wonder what the hell I am going to do with
all that money.
10. You take tranquillizers and
Never - I don't believe in them.
Rarely - only when absolutely needed.
I have some for when I need them.
11 - You are in line to buy a
train ticket, the train leaves in ten minutes and the
line is not moving:
grumble (out loud) at those imbeciles who never
have the right change!
it easy! it's still ten minutes until your train
light a cigarette to calm your nerves.
pass in front of other persons to the head of
the line so as not to miss your train.
keep looking at your wristwatch.
12 - A member of your family
was supposed to come to see you an hour ago; he hasn't
showed up and his telephone doesn't answer:
wait impatiently, twiddling your thumbs.
take advantage of the free time to clean up some
small bits of business.
frantically telephone everyone and everywhere
trying to find out what happened.
13 - You have a violent
headache at the end of the day:
believe in heroic measures - you take a cold
just take an aspirin.
lie down hoping that the headache will go
never have headaches.
14 - How do you feel about
household chores, washing the dishes, etc.?
like to do that! I like everything to be nice
the least of my concerns.
has to be done, even if it's unpleasant.
never do the chores around the house - I haven't
15 - How much coffee do you
cup a day.
5 cups a day.
prefer to drink a glass of cold water or have a
breath of fresh air.
16 - Suppose you live in a nice
and safe village two kilometers away from your job, how
would you get to work every day?
foot or by bicycle.
car, it would save time.
hate transportation to go to work.
17 - How often do you eat meat
times a week or less.
once a day.
18 - At a restaurant, if you
have a choice, what do you have for the first course
roasted bacon or something with meat in it.
salad of raw vegetables.
bowl of soup.
19. Do you
like sugar, pastry and sweet soft
Of course, I love
it all; and sugar provides muscular energy.
I eat some from time to time, but not very
prefer fresh fruit and rarely touch food like
that; it's not very healthy.
a specialist. I love it's among my favorite
20 - Thought and action: is it
To think a little and to act a lot?
think a lot and to act a lot?
think a little and to act a little?
think a lot and to act a little?
21 - Overall, what do you think
of your life?
life is OK.
life is wonderful and full of good surprises
life is rather sad.
life is full of lies, sad stories, and
22 - In your day to day
activities - study, work, household chores :
are enthusiastic and you do your best.
do what you have to do, but you would prefer to
be doing something more interesting.
23 - When do you go
to bed at night?
you get sleepy.
early, and at about the same time every
late, when I have finished my work.
variable hours: I don't have a regular bed time
24 - How much fruit
do you eat?
every meal, and all kinds of fruit, including
piece of fruit a day.
rarely eat fruit.
25 - About your
health in general:
am always in good shape and never ill.
am often tired and depressed.
days are good and some days are bad.
am usually in good shape, but sometimes a little
sickness or fatigue, especially in
OF THE TEST :
of undesirable stress is
out of 250
The lower this stress score is, the better !
The scale runs from zero (no undesirable stress)
to 250 points (highly
Your level of energy
and vitality is :
points out of
The higher this
score is, the better ! In general, the higher
one's stress, the less one is vigorous, lively,
happy, and efficient in his activities. But
there are exceptions: some people can be very
stressed and quite energetic at the same time:
but this is an unstable state because one may
then expect to rapidly burn out his energy
reserves and damage his health.
following scores will give you more precise
indications on the most frequent deep causes of
stress in the modern world (inadequate
nutrition, disrespect of biological rhythms,
negative psychological attitude) which you may
possibly act upon in order to improve your life,
strengthen your health, and increase your vigor
and general well being.
points out of
will increase your score and your vigor.
Inadequate nourishment is a profound cause of
stress, but its effect is in general
under-estimated. Eat a varied diet and pay
especial attention to how much your diet
consists of bread, cheese, canned food, fast
food and other industrial or manufactured food -
eat more fresh fruit, fish, and vegetables
instead. Drink less coffee and other stimulating
beverages such as tea and soda, and eat less
pastry and other sweets. Discover the many
benefits of a more natural way of eating for
your health and well-being !
A good score
indicates that you are paying attention to your
biological rhythm of work and rest, an important
factor for a balanced life and better vigor. A
lower score indicates that you would do well to
watch and respect your biological rhythm more
carefully. Discover the beneficial effects of
(take a nap from time to time) and learn how to
attitude towards life
The higher your
score, the more positive is your outlook on
life. That reduces your susceptibility to
stress. A lower score suggests that you ought to
be more optimistic, give more meaning to your
life, and think more positively. In other words,
look at the good side of things !
your friends, to your stressed-out colleagues,
and to your loved ones to take this test and
compare their results to yours! To repeat
the test, or to let someone else take it, just
answer all the questions again. The new results
will be displayed automatically.
This test has been
developed by the Institute
scientific research institute for the promotion of public
health. It's object is to reveal to you some aspects of
your life which you perhaps might improve to obtain a
significant upheaval in your level of health, performance
The above test is
extracted from the book "Stress-Control"
first published in 1988.. It is a practical guide to
minimize your stress level.
You can also learn to
measure and control your stress with the STRESSOMETER
instrument measuring tremor of the nervous system at rest
(TNR) which increases with adrenaline (stress hormone).
This microscopic trembling (amplitude of only a few
microns) can be measured precisely with a very sensitive
human seismograph. This instrument making stress
measurable has been developed by the IBC and is
distributed by TNR
Two versions of the
are available :
- ADTM PP (computer version teemed with TNR ANALYSIS
- ADTM 60 (portable version).