Distress Self Test

Introduction Questions Your Score
Introduction

The Kessler Measure of Psychological Distress (K10) is a ten item scale developed to report levels of psychological distress among a general population (Kessler et al., 2003).
Scoring of the K10 is based on a combination of the work of Andrews and Slade and the work of Korten (cited by Health Outcomes Assessment Unit, 2001).

Kessler, R. C., Barker, P. R., Colpe, L. J., Epstein, J. F., Gfroerer, J. C., Hiripi, E., et al. (2003). Screening for serious mental illness in the general population. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 60(2), 184-189.

Health Outcomes Assessment Unit. (2001). 2000 Collaborative Health & Wellbeing Survey : Design and Methodology. Retrieved November 14, 2008, from Western Australian Government Web site: www.health.wa.gov.au/publications/documents/Designmethod.pdf

Attention: this quiz doesn't work for your friends because you won't be able to rate many of the questions necessary to get a proper score.
Self-test Questions
In the past 4 weeks..... None of
the time
A little of
the time
Some of
the time
Most of
the time
All of
the time
1 About how often did you feel tired out for no good reason?
2 About how often did you feel nervous?
3 About how often did you feel so nervous that nothing could calm you down?
4 About how often did you feel hopeless?
5 About how often did you feel restless or fidgety?
6 About how often did you feel so restless you could not sit still?
7 About how often did you feel depressed?
8 About how often did you feel that everything is an effort?
9 About how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up?
10 About how often did you feel worthless?

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