Skip to main content


What it measures:

  • Response to Stress Questionnaire (RSQ) measures stressor or domain-specific coping (primary control, secondary control, and disengagement) and involuntary responses to stress (involuntary engagement and involuntary disengagement).1
  • Respondents answer how many times a particular stressor has occurred in the recent past, how often they use coping mechanisms and how often they experience involuntary stress responses.1
  • RSQ can be completed by adults and children who are at least 9 years old. Parents also can fill out the RSQ regarding their own children's response to various stressor types and stressful situations.1
  • There are many variations of RSQ, targeting different stressors and specific domains of stress. Examples include but are not limited to COVID-19; Huntington's disease; TBI; pediatric cancer, pediatric pain and chronic illness.1 If you are interested in developing an RSQ for a new domain of stress, a request can be submitted to

ICF Domain(s):

Activity and Participation

ICF Categories:


You Might Also Like...


The First Global Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Guidelines for People Living With Disability

Jan 3, 2021

This guideline presents 10 areas for advancing inclusive practice in physical activity and sedentary behavior for people living with disability.

Test & Measure

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-2 and GAD-7)

This brief self-report measure was developed to help identify people who may have generalized anxiety disorder.

Test & Measure

Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome-Yellow Flag (OSPRO-YF)

The Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome-Yellow Flag (OSPRO-YF) is an assessment tool designed to help orthopedic physical therapy