About the PSS
This stress scale is frequently used by medical professionals to gather information about a patient's life circumstances and emotions. However, any one-size-fits-all quiz about an important factor in your health, such as stress, has its shortcomings. Consider the scale here one tool you can use to begin to get an idea about whether the events in your life are cause for concern. But, of course, don't stop there—especially if the scoring scale indicates that you might need help. Talk to a doctor. A one-on-one conversation about the stressors in your life is a better way for your doctor to follow up on your responses, get more information, and formulate a more meaningful picture of your health.