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Stress Screening Assessment

Don Ardell (1977) developed a stress assessment that is unique in its holistic approach to stress. It includes a multi-dimensional assessment of health and in understanding stress, hence providing a balanced assessment of various different types of stress sources. The Ardell Wellness Stress Test incorporates physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of health. Too many stress sources that are not well managed can cause serious health issues.

SCREENING ASSESSMENT DISCLAIMER: This is a self-assessment tool; a self-report instrument intended for consciousness-raising and personal insights only. This is not a test in the technical sense and it is by no means a tool for diagnosing any type of health or mental health condition, nor a substitute for professional clinical help. Instead, please use this self-assessment tool to help you determine if you may benefit from seeing a mental health professional for diagnosis or support. This tool is best used in conjunction with the active participation of a mental health professional, e.g., Psychologist. If you suspect that you do need help, please consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible, regardless of your score on this test. Users should always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions they have regarding their health.

In addition, this screening tool is not appropriate for, and should not be completed by persons under 18 years of age.

Integrated Health Specialists does not provide emergency crisis counselling. If you or someone else you know requires crisis counselling, please call Lifeline immediately on 13 11 14. Lifeline have a 24 hour telephone crisis support service.

Please check this box to agree to the following statement before commencing your screening assessment:

(Source: Adapted from High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doc, Drugs and Disease by Don Ardell, 1977 and updated by Don Ardell, 2011)Accurate diagnosis and treatment of stress should only be performed by a qualified mental health professional. This stress screening tool is intended for informational purposes only and may assist you to identify some sources of stress. It is not designed to provide a diagnosis or treatment.