SCORING*Assign the following point values for each response:Regularly 3Occasionally2Rarely1Next, add the points and divide by 15.INTERPRETATION OF SCORESThis is a scale that measures your use of a variety of stress management techniques. The maximumscore obtainable of 3 indicates you frequently use a variety of stress management techniques, a scoreof 2 indicates you occasionally use stress management techniques, and a score of 1 indicates yourarely use stress management techniques. Any score below 2 means you need to employ methods tomanage stress on a more regular basis.As you can see from the checklist itself, there are plenty of things you can do to managestress better. First and foremost is that you must take care of your health. That means you need to getenough sleep, eat well, refrain from using drugs, and exercise regularly. Do you do these?It also helps to talk about your problems (stressors) with other people whose opinions youtrust and with whom you feel comfortable sharing these concerns. Do you have friends or relatives
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