This test is a clinical tools you can fill out on a regular basis (weekly or fortnightly) to track changes in your mood scores on the charts provided. The first time you fill out each questionnaire is considered your baseline or starting score. You may notice changes in your scores (improvement or worsening) over time and as you use different coping strategies. For example, you might start exercising, take steps to solve a problem that has been bothering you, begin taking medication or enroll in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). With each of these interventions, you would hope and expect the frequency and severity of your symptoms would reduce over time and result in lower scores. This is one way to measure how effective different approaches are for you.
Source: The test comes from the following book: Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger, Ph.D. and Christine Padesky, Ph.D. (Paperback) Published by Guilford Press