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Kessler 10 (K10)

The K10 is a single measure of psychological distress based on how you've been coping over the last four weeks. It has been used in a number of population health surveys in Australia. A score >30 means that you need to ask for expert help.

A survey in 2000 categorised 2% of respondents as being at high risk for emotional distress (30-50) and 28% as medium risk (16-29).

1. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel tired out for no good reason?
2. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel nervous?
3. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel so nervous that nothing could calm you down?
4. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel hopeless?
5. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel restless or fidgety?
6. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel so restless you could not sit still?
7. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel depressed?
8. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel that everything was an effort
9. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up
10. In the past 4 weeks, about how often did you feel worthless?