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Rating Scales

 

 

Rating scales help to determine how painful, how difficult, how ready you may be for surgery, activities or doing something else you may want to do. Bob and Brad guide you with their expert insight of determining what you are physically able to do or handle and what you are not so you don't end up hurting yourself more. For more information on rating scales please view the videos above.

Scales below are for reference from the videos above. 

Types of scales

There are a number of RPE scales but the most common are the 15 point scale (6-20), and the 11 point scale (0-10).

15 Point Scale

  • 6 - 20% effort
  • 7 - 30% effort - Very, very light (Rest)
  • 8 - 40% effort
  • 9 - 50% effort - Very light - gentle walking
  • 10 - 55% effort
  • 11 - 60% effort - Fairly light
  • 12 - 65% effort
  • 13 - 70% effort - Somewhat hard - steady pace
  • 14 - 75% effort
  • 15 - 80% effort - Hard
  • 16 - 85% effort
  • 17 - 90% effort - Very hard
  • 18 - 95% effort
  • 19 - 100% effort - Very, very hard
  • 20 - Exhaustion

10 Point Scale

  • 0 - Nothing at all
  • 1 - Very light
  • 2 - Fairly light
  • 3 - Moderate
  • 4 - Some what hard
  • 5 - Hard
  • 6
  • 7 - Very hard
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10 - Very, very hard

Pain scale