K10 Test

Please choose responses to the K10 questions below.

1. During the last 30 days, about how often did you feel tired out for no good reason?
None of the time A little of the time Some of the time Most of the time All of the time
2. During the last 30 days, about how often did you feel nervous?
None of the time A little of the time Some of the time Most of the time All of the time
3. During the last 30 days, about how often did you feel so nervous that nothing could calm you
None of the time A little of the time Some of the time Most of the time All of the time
4. During the last 30 days, about how often did you feel hopeless?
None of the time A little of the time Some of the time Most of the time All of the time
5. During the last 30 days, about how often did you feel restless or fidgety?
None of the time A little of the time Some of the time Most of the time All of the time
6. During the last 30 days, about how often did you feel so restless you could not sit still?
None of the time A little of the time Some of the time Most of the time All of the time
7. During the last 30 days, about how often did you feel depressed?
None of the time A little of the time Some of the time Most of the time All of the time
8. During the last 30 days, about how often did you feel that everything was an effort?
None of the time A little of the time Some of the time Most of the time All of the time
9. During the last 30 days, about how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up?
None of the time A little of the time Some of the time Most of the time All of the time
10. During the last 30 days, about how often did you feel worthless?
None of the time A little of the time Some of the time Most of the time All of the time

Note: This is a simple distress test and should not be used as a diagnosis. It is recommended you call 1300 GET HELP or visit your general practitioner or health professional for a more personalised assessment.

What is K10?

K10 is a psychological distress scale developed by Kessler and Mroczek. The K10 comprises ten questions about psychological distress that is used as a simple measure of a persons level of distress. It is a normally used as a screening instrument to identify people in need of further assessment for anxiety and depression.

The ten questions are scored between 1 and 5. The relationship between the K10 score and psychological distress is linear. That is, lower K10 scores indicate a lower level of psychological distress while higher K10 scores indicate a higher level of psychological distress. The developers of the instrument did not recommend standardised scoring; rather they recommended that scores should be interpreted according to the population studied.

For further information on the K10 please refer to www.crufad.org.