1. From where has this tool been validated and approved?
2. What is EWI?
Emotional Wellness Index is a term coined by Dr Sandeep Vohra for a
colour band generated as a result of an individual after answering 55
questions online on software based rating scale named as Stress-o-
3. What is the Stress-o-meter?
It is a software based diagnostic tool designed to generate overall
emotional wellness index and subsequent stress emanating from five
areas of life (nature, circumstances, clinical symptoms, domestic life
and professional life) beside screening for major mental disorders.
4. What does the colour band indicate?
The result on stress-o-meter is depicted on a colour band (green,
blue, yellow orange and red) referred as the emotional wellness
index. If it’s green then an individual is likely to be emotionally well,
but if the result obtained is blue, yellow, orange or red, it indicates
emotional disturbance of increasing severity.
5. Is it validated and approved by any Indian organization?
The scientific validity research paper will appear in the May Edition of
Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 2019 named "Measuring Reliability and
Validity of "Stressometer"®: A Computer-Based Mass Screening and
Assessment Tool for Evaluation of Stress-level and Sources of
6. Is this tool only for working population?
The tool is available and valid for all working/non working adults(18
years and above).
7. Is there any tool for students?
For any student above the age of 13 years (school/college going), a
different tool named ‘Student Emotional Wellness Index’ is available(being
Student Emotional Wellness Index
8. What is the Student Emotional Wellness Index?
Student Emotional Wellness Index is a unique concept measuring quantum of
stress in five key dimensions (nature/ coping resources,
circumstances, clinical symptoms, home/ hostel life and academic
life) of a student’s life. The tool can be used for any student above 13
yrs of age.
The result on student emotional wellness index is also depicted on a colour
band (green, blue, yellow orange and red). On the colour band green
indicates no stress, whereas blue, yellow, orange or red, indicates
stress of increasing severity.
9. Why does it have 55 questions?
In order to cover all the important emotional aspects of an individual
such as nature, circumstances, clinical symptoms, domestic life and
professional life, it was of utmost importance that 55 questions are
used in order to have an equal analysis of each subset.
10. Is it available in other languages?
Currently, it is available in Hindi and English but soon it will be
available in all Indian regional and global languages.
11. How will this tool benefit our organization?
The tool will help to analyse and screen out employees who might be
underperforming due to the current stressors in their lives.
Additionally, it can also be used at the entry and exit level for the
employees to assees the mental health and coping abilities.
12. What are the types of questions in the tool?
The questions vary from an individual’s day to day life, coping skills
13. Why should we as physicians use this tool?
This is a tool which can be used to analyze patient’s coming to the
physician’s clinic having concomitant stress besides existing physical
illness like diabetes, hypertension etc. without compromising on the
time spent with the patient.
14. How can we circulate the test? In Paper pencil format or otherwise?
The tool is available in a pencil paper format as well, but the most
time saving and easy method is to take the test sitting at your