You may visit this ‘Before You Leave’ module when you are leaving the website only temporarily. If so, the following self-care assessment questionnaire is not intended for you. However, do complete it if you wish, especially if it is a while since you last completed one and you have made significant changes in your lifestyle while learning how to cope with your stresses.
The questionnaire is mainly intended for those who have obtained all they can from the website and have no immediate plans to return. It is the same questionnaire completed in the Getting Started module. Repeat it and then compare your results with your first assessment.
(Disclaimer: Please note that this scale is not a clinical diagnostic instrument and is provided for educational purposes. It merely examines some of the more effective physical, psychological and spiritual methods of staying balanced and preventing burnout. If you have any concerns about your state of emotional health, you should consult a doctor.)
Refer to your saved copy of the assessment and count your total score and compare it with the following interpretation guidelines.
0-29: A score in this range suggests that your self-care skills and lifestyle balance strategies may be poor, and that you could probably benefit from developing a plan to change your lifestyle and improve your self-care.
30-59: A score in this range suggests that your self-care skills and lifestyle balance strategies may be average, and that you could possibly benefit from developing a plan to improve your self-care, especially if you have more than average stress.
60-84: A score in this range suggests that you may have good self-care skills and lifestyle balance strategies in place, but could benefit from preparing for times of high stress by adding some additional practices.
76-100: A score in this range suggests that you may have good self-care skills and lifestyle balance strategies in place for building resilience.
Please spend some time now reflecting on your progress.
Compare your answers and your score with your first self-assessment.
What changes have you actually introduced, whatever you intended after the first self-assessment?
What further changes are you going to make?
This questionnaire is based on a tool developed by the Headington Institute which is a free on-line training centre that was established in order to provide support for humanitarian relief and emergency response personnel worldwide. Check them out at http://www.headington-institute.org/.
Before leaving the website please provide an overview of how helpful it has been to you.