The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
MEMum presents the second article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Activity scale

Discussion in 'Information and Resources' started by slysaint, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. slysaint

    slysaint Senior Member

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    What is the PR activity scale for ME? How do I calculate it?
     
  2. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

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    If you go to edit your personal details the scale is listed:

     
  3. slysaint

    slysaint Senior Member

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    Bit of an odd jump 3 to 4; ie why the inclusion 'leave the house several times...' ?
     
  4. alkt

    alkt Senior Member

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    what if you have to spend twelve hours out of every twenty four in bed to keep your pain and other symptoms down to more bearable levels. and yet manage to go out once a week for about 90 minutes which can take 3 4 days to recover from . i think it is probably impossible to have a true scale of measurement for activity in this disease. and it would be a pain to keep changing it as symptoms fluctuate
     
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  5. SOC

    SOC

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    I agree. Leaving home is more a social measure than a health measure. Some people will do anything to get out of the house once in a while even if they are very ill, while others are content to stay home. Also, people who have social and physical support to drive, push wheelchairs, and the like are more likely to get out of the house than those with no social support, regardless of severity level. There were years that I got out of the house a couple times a week because I lived with family members who could help. Since I could neither drive nor walk more than 10 yards at the time, if I had been living alone I'd have been completely housebound.

    IMO, there's no such thing as a GOOD activity scale. There are too many variables. Some scales are better than others, but no simple scale can capture our experience.
     

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