There are many ways to perform a stress test and different tests may well give different results.
I try to give as much information on all the different tests out there on these pages.
The truth is, however, that many measures have been established... and many more have been discarded!
And remember; nobody has any quick fixes. If stress is a problem for you, the only one that can help you is you.
It makes me sad. The internet used to be a place for genuine information made by real people. Now it seems everywhere you go things get hyped up for nothing. Stress is serious!!
The good news is that scientists HAVE made scales and tests anybody can use - even online. I have made the Holmes and Rahe Test available here for adults AND teens.
The difference is that these tests have around 40 questions for you about your stressors. This test only backs up the fact that stress is individual - and we can only say so much about it in general.
Type Test. This test is designed to test how your behavior will affects the effects stress has on you. It's simple and easy to do - and many learn a lot from it. Try out the online stress type test here.
Thallium Test. The thallium test is often considered THE test because thallium is the drugs used to actually see what is going on inside your heart. It is a heart test as well, and is often see used together with the adenosine test.
Cardiac Test is simply another word for heart test. I made the page as an overview of the different types, because many are confused about the different terms. And when it comes to the heart, you do don't want to fool around!
Treadmill Test. Again we are talking about measuring the same thing with different techniques. Your physician will often choose this method if you are otherwise healthy.
However, the general stress of our lives cannot be put into one box.
The stress tests are very useful in their own ways. But if you feel stressed, I would advise you to take the online stress tests here and see whether you potentially are stressed.
Remember, this test is a guideline and although I base it on scientific research it is not a one-size-fits-all. We are all different, and my goal is for you to be able to observe and recognize stress in your life. Hopefully that will lead you to realize that you don't have to be stressed.