Psychophysical scaling with applications in physical work and the. A pilot study article pdf available january 2014 with 546 reads how we measure reads. Perceived exertion is how hard you feel like your body is working. The borg scale borg 1982 is a simple method of rating perceived exertion rpe and can be used by coaches to gauge an athletes level of intensity in training and competition. Simply put, perceived exertion is how hard you believe your body is working at any given time. Methods this was a prospective, observational study of face scale rating of perceived exertion rpe and hr, exercise load and v.
Borg scales rating of perceived exertion rpe is a widely used and reliable indicator to monitor and guide exercise intensity. Advantage training videos brochures, information sheets and white papers. Developed by gunnar borg, it is often also referred to as the borg scale. The study of human performance and perceived exer tion during physical activity has been an area of con. Perceived exertion borg rating of perceived exertion scale cdc. Objective this study aimed to investigate the correlation between the face scale and heart rate hr, exercise load and oxygen uptake v. Assessment of a cardiac rehabilitation program based on the borg rpe scale by sixminute walk test. 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. Pdf assessment of a cardiac rehabilitation program based. The borg scale for rating of perceived exertion rpe helps patients more effectively manage energy levels and understand the intensity of their cardiac rehab program efforts. The use of the borg rpe scale either on its own or in combination with other measures, such as the borg cr10, a visual analogue scale vas and likert scales, is widespread across the world in many scientific studies but particularly in the field of sports medicine, where it is used by trainers to plan the intensity of training regimes, and in the workplace, where it is used. The borg rating of perceived exertion rpe is a way of measuring physical activity intensity level. For even more details, register for a free live demo of versacare. Customer resources scottcare customer training and materials.
Use this scale to rate the difficulty of your breathing. The cr10 scale ranges from 620, following the heart rate of a healthy adult by multiplying by 10 i. After you download your poster english and spanish versions will be accessible, we invite you to learn more about telerehab versacare, our multiparameter telemetry solution with integrated program management and outcomes, mobile functionality and seamless ehr integration. The borg scale for rating of perceived exertion rpe helps patients more effectively manage energy levels and understand the intensity of their cardiac rehab. Below well detail exactly what the borg rpe scale is, where it came from, and how it can be used as a valuable training tool. The borg rating of perceived exertion rpe scale, developed by swedish researcher gunnar borg 1, is a tool for measuring an individuals. The first and most common scale is the 15graded rpescale borg, 1970, 1985. It starts at number 0 where your breathing is causing you no difficulty at all and progresses through to number 10 where your breathing difficulty is maximal.
Swedish professor gunnar borg first introduced the concept of perceived exertion in the 1960s. During the work we want you to rate your perception of exertion, i. There are three different borg scales for determination of ratings r of perceived p exertion e. Perceived exertion is how hard you feel like your body is. Perceived exertion is an individuals rating of exercise intensity, formed by assessing their bodys physical signs such as heart rate, breathing rate and perspirationsweating. The scale allows individuals to subjectively rate their level of exertion during exercise or exercise testing american college of sports medicine, 2010. If you are a scottcare customer who would like more training, our video library can help versacare training videos. The borg cr10 categoryratio scale helps diagnose breathlessness and dyspnea, chest pain, angina and musculoskeletal pain. Perceived exertion borg rating of perceived exertion scale.261 428 1310 1402 971 1384 1052 1109 263 397 90 853 1488 201 1309 518 1592 101 461 483 748 350 962 981 44 559 887 1148 23 302 1325 695 105 1557 185 1025 380 257 430 1270 591 1033 334 581 981 880 103 761