The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ (WHO, 1948). This definition links health explicitly with well-being and conceptualises health as a human right requiring physical and social resources to achieve and maintain. ‘Well-being’ refers to a positive rather than neutral state, framing health as a positive aspiration.
Our overall well-being has various elements and given the overwhelming, stressful and often traumatic circumstances of a caregiver, they are heightened in the case of a caregiver. The Individual Stress/Burnout Assessment (ISBA)® tool is designed by Caregiver Saathi™ as a dipstick assessment of overall stress levels/ propensity for burnout incorporating various elements of overall well-being. The tool provides an assessment of which elements are replenishing and which are stressful in a caregiver’s life. This tool will enable participants to pinpoint those aspects that they need to focus on to improve those aspects of their well-being. To know about caregiver burnout symptoms: Click here!
The ISBA® is based on various elements of well-being, adapted from the seminal research done by Caregiver Saathi™. Our research shows that overall well-being is comprised of distinct individual, yet inter-related components. These elements of well-being include Psychological, Physiological, Social, Financial / Legal aspects as well as Creative Expression, Work and Life Purpose and Sexual well-being. See More! This dipstick tool is for use for both Family Caregivers as well as Health Care Practitioners. Essentially, individuals in active caregiving roles and immediate family well-wishers who find themselves in high-stress environments.
The ISBA® Tool comprises questions that help assess stress levels across all the elements of well-being. Your responses will be analysed by the Caregiver Saathi team and we will provide you with a customised report (Free for now!). The scores on each element are directional and are intended to determine the most impacted elements. Our report will provide tips on overall well-being and also enable the implementation of lifestyle practices in those identified high-stress elements. The objective is to empower caregivers to consciously, intentionally and mindfully create a unique and personal approach to their overall well-being.
All the information provided and the report would be kept completely confidential.
If you would like to take the ISBA tool or recommend it to someone you know, please write to us at [email protected]