Adult Vulnerability Stress Test


(1) Always
(2) Almost Always
(3) Sometimes
(4) Almost Never
(5) Never

--------- 1. I eat at least one hot, balance meal a day.
--------- 2. I get seven to eight hours of sleep at least four nights a week.
--------- 3. I give and receive affection regularly.
--------- 4. I have at least one relative within 50 miles on whom I can rely.
--------- 5. I exercise to the point of perspiration at least twice a week.
--------- 6. I smoke less than half a pack of cigarettes a day.
--------- 7. I take fewer than five alcoholic drinks a week.
--------- 8. I am the appropriate weight for my height.
--------- 9. I have an income adequate to meet basic expenses.
--------- 10. I get strength from my religious beliefs.
--------- 11. I regularly attend clubs or social activities.
--------- 12. I have a network of friends and acquaintances.
--------- 13. I have one or more friends to confide in about personal matters.
--------- 14. I am in good health (including eyesight, hearing, teeth).
--------- 15. I am able to speak about my feeling when angry or worried.
--------- 16. I have regular conversations with the people I live with about domestic problems, e.g., chores, money and daily living issues.
--------- 17. I do something for fun at least once a week.
--------- 18. I am able to organize my time effectively.
--------- 19. I drink fewer than three cups of coffee(or tea or cola drinks) a day.
--------- 20. I take quiet time for myself a day.

Total Score:_________________

Interpretation: Add the score and subtract 20.
0-24: Slightly vulnerable.
25-49: Somewhat vulnerable.
50-75: Seriously vulnerable.
Above 75: Extremely vulnerable.

"Vulnerability Scale", The Stress Audit. Developed by Lyle H. Miller And Alma Dell Smith.
Copyright 1983, Biobehaviral Associates, Reprinted by permission.
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