The Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is a way of measuring physical activity intensity level. Perceived exertion is how hard you feel like your body is working. It is based on the physical sensations a person experiences during physical activity, including increased heart rate, increased respiration or breathing rate, increased sweating, and muscle fatigue. It uses a rating system of 6 being the perception of “no exertion at all” to 20 being the perception of a “maximal exertion” of effort.
Year: 1982 Authors: Borg Disease: Heart Failure Outcome: Exercise capacity (including effort test)
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Measure: Exercise capacity
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores range 6-20 Reference: Borg, G. A. (1982). Psychophysical bases of perceived exertion. Medicine & science in sports & exercise.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.1249/00005768-198205000-00012