DMS Caregiver Burnout Quiz

Caregiver burnout quiz

Exhaustion, Stress, Frustration, all these build up inside you and you don’t know where to look for help, if you are a caregiver and you are starting to feel as if you are loosing your grip, is time you take the Caregiver Burnout Quiz. As a subject that is widely discussed here, caregiver burnout is a reality that can lead on far larger issues and take a toll on your mental health, as it can usher in anxiety and depression. Slowly, it can wither you away and diminish your strength, both mental and physical.

As caregivers, facing with difficult and emotional situations can be present at all times and many caregivers become overwhelmed with their duties and responsibilities. The extremes of caregiver burnout can lead us to very treacherous paths and can take us to very dark and unpleasant. What starts out as a road taken with the best intentions of helping people, can very well be corrupted by the large amount of stress associated with caregiver burnout. So much so, that is a common issue that some caregivers become verbally or physically abusive and/or neglect the needs of the people they are caring for. Sounds extreme and far fetched, but it is a reality. It is preventable. And recognizing the symptoms is the very first step.

The below caregiver burnout quiz is a vey standard first step for you to come to grasp your feelings and what might be wrong. These following twelve questions can help give you a broad answer to the question if you are experiencing caregiver burnout. Answer each questions truthfully and when you are done check the result box. Also, this test can be taken from time to time, to check your mood, however once you become aware of what could potentially lead to depression and anxiety you will be more self-aware of what could be the first stages of caregiver burnout.

1-     How often are you able to sleep seven or more hours?

a)     Every night

b)     Frequently

c)      Occasionally

d)     Seldom or never

2-     How frequently are you overwhelmed by your tasks as a caregiver?

a)     Never

b)     Occasionally

c)      Frequently

d)     Always

3-      How often are you able to participate on leisure activities that you used to enjoy before becoming a caregiver?

a)     Every day

b)     Often

c)      Rarely 

d)     Never

4-     How frequently do you feel happy?

a)     Every day

b)     Frequently

c)      Sometimes

d)     Seldom or never

5-     How much do you find yourself losing your temper with others?

a)     Never or very rarely

b)     Sometimes

c)      Often

d)     Every day

6-     Do people around you have commented or suggested that you might be burning out?

a)     Never

b)     I’ve heard that comment once or twice

c)      I get told that frequently

d)     All the time

7-     Are you taking more alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, sleeping pills or other medication more regularly than before?

a)     Never

b)     Sometimes

c)      Often

d)     Always

8-     Is it hard for you to concentrate?

a)     Never

b)     Occasionally

c)      Frequently

d)     Always

9-     Have your eating patterns changed? (Loss of appetite or more eating than normal)

a)     Never

b)     Sometimes

c)      Often

d)     Always

10-                        Do you constantly think about your responsabilities, even when you are supposed to be resting?

a)     Not as much

b)     Sometimes

c)      Frequently

d)     All the time

11-                        How often do you feel hopelessness when thinking about the future?

a)     Never

b)     Sometimes

c)      Often

d)     Always

 

 

12-                         How often do sped time isolated and not speak to friends and/or loved ones?

a)     Never

b)     Sometimes

c)      Frequently

d)     Always

To determine how did you do on the quiz add up your score this way: Each a = 4 points, b = 3 points, c = 2 points, d = 1 point.

 

                       

                        If you scored

 

Result

 

12 - 17

 

You are very likely going through caregiver burnout. You should seek help and take time to care for yourself

 

18 - 29

 

You are at a high risk of burning out. Now is the time to gather yourself and recharge your batteries.

 

 

30 - 41

 

Everybody stresses and that is normal, you might be just stressed and still able to manage, but it is highly advisable that you examine your surroundings, your actions and do some soul searching to see if you might need to take a breather and try to pick yourself up.

 

 

42 - 48

 

Even though this quiz might not be very scientific, you can be sure that you are at a low risk of burning out. However it should be no reason for you to let go. Take advantage of the situation and keep taking good care of yourself.

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