The Afriforte Stress Assessment
Stress! Don't let it get to you!
Stress! Don’t let it get to you!
The time is always right to know your risk and do something about it!
The Afriforte Stress Assessment is an easy-to-use tool that allows for the proactive follow-up and support to individuals at risk of stress and stress complications. The Afriforte Stress Assessment can also be used for:
The Customisation of group interventions according to stress risk categories to focus time and resources.
Behavioural Modification Interventions
The Customisation of behavioural modification interventions and programmes by considering the psychological energy and psychological desire of individuals to engage in such activities.
Evidence-Based Management Information
Evidence-based management information that might impede the implementation of strategic and operational objectives in the organisation for example service delivery, business process implementation, productivity and safety behaviour to name a few.
What is the Afriforte Stress Assessment?
Trust the results of a stress risk assessment
The Afriforte Stress Assessment instrument is a norm-based stress risk assessment and monitoring tool developed for the South African industry following cutting edge research conducted by the WorkWell Research Unit, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom.
Scientific and Standardised
The Afriforte Stress Assessment is standardised for South African conditions and is culturally sensitive showing no biased against cultural groups in South Africa.
Predictive and Scientific
The Afriforte Stress Assessment is based on a predictive scientific model and therefore predict stress risks for proactive intervention
The Afriforte Stress Assessment is supported by a real-time reporting system.
Affordable and Effective
The Afriforte Stress Assessment is an affordable and time effective tool, it takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
Help Employees at Risk
Given a thorough consent and confidentiality process, help individuals at risk of stress, through your internal processes, Employee Assistance Programme, or one of our many partners in the market
The Afriforte Stress Assessment provides for the generation of business Intelligence regarding the impact of stress on productivity and absence.
Dimensions of the Afriforte Stress Assessment
Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right things.
The following dimensions are measured by the Afriforte Stress Assessment:
- An extensive and in-depth measurement of the incidence of stress-related ill health symptoms at a psychological and physical level
- The Burnout risk of an individual
- The level of personal resources available to cope with adverse and stressful situations
- The individuals perceived reasons for stress e.g. Relationships, family, work, personal finances, health, social, and environmental reasons
- Depression incidence
- Productivity and absence rates (only for individuals in a work environment)
Purpose of the Afriforte Stress Assessment
Proactive Identification + Proactive Intervention = Health Promotion
The purpose of the Afriforte Stress Assessment is to serve as a “dipstick” for the proactive identification of stress, burnout, and emotional unwellbeing risks. Proactive identification of stress, burnout and emotional unwellbeing risks will empower professionals to proactively intervene in order to promote the psychological and physical wellbeing of individuals.
The Afriforte Stress Assessment Risk Categories
Focus where the risks are!
An individual’s stress risk is calculated in real-time by means of multi-dimensional algorithms that consider the ASA dimensions in terms of the norm. The indicators below shows the stress level of an individual. The ASA generates the following risk categories:
Critical Stress Risks
Individuals in this risk category are at alarming risk of stress combined with low personal wellbeing. The personal resources of these individuals are affected which impedes their ability to deal constructively with stress demands; therefore, psychological and physical ill health, and risk behaviour might become apparent. Follow-up of these individuals for further emotional and physical evaluation is of the utmost importance.
Serious Stress Risks
Individuals in this risk category are at alarming risk of stress but personal resources are not yet affected. However, these individuals also need urgent follow-up because they remain at higher risk of psychological and physical ill health.
High risk of stress-related psychological ill health.
Individuals in this risk category are at risk of depression and mental health decrements but personal resources are not yet affected and physical symptoms of stress are not yet evident. Follow-up of these individuals is important in order to prevent further mental health deterioration and to protect physical health and personal wellbeing.
Individuals in this risk category are at high risk of Burnout but not yet at high risk of stress-related psychological and physical ill health. Follow-up of these individuals is important because Burnout affects the emotional wellbeing of individuals resulting in higher risks for depression, mental health decrements, and risky decision-making. Physical health risks might also become apparent in future.
Elevated Risk of Stress.
Individuals in this risk category are at moderate risk of Burnout and/or Stress-related ill health. Proactive follow-up should be considered as well as awareness pertaining to stress management and the importance of effort-recovery and healthy lifestyles.
Manageable Stress Levels
Individuals in this risk category are not currently at risk of stress related ill health and/or Burnout. Proactive awareness pertaining to stress management and the importance of effort-recovery and healthy lifestyles to protect individuals against stress and Burnout in future is applicable.
Afriforte Stress Assessment Reporting
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Information comes with an ASA report
The Afriforte Stress Assessment is supported by a real-time reporting system and project management system that is accessed via the Afriforte Products Lab. The following levels of reporting are available:
Each participant receives an immediate personalised feedback report following the completion of the online assessment. The personal report reflects the stress risk of the individual, implications of the stress risk and recommendations to managing current stress risk at a personal level.
Behavioural professionals will have access to an Afriforte Stress Assessment Facilitator’s Report, for individual feedback purposes, subject to the consent of the employee. This report provides a risk indication at an individual level for interpretation by a professional. The reliability of the results is also indicated in this report. This report is highly confidential.
A real-time group report system in dashboard format supports the ASA. The dashboard empower users to filter group results based on demographical information and/or organisational structure. The group reports are downloadable in Word.