The Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) CR-10 scale is a reliable, valid, quick, and easy way for patients to monitor activity intensity. This short module demonstrates how to instruct patients in the use of the RPE scale for both perceived exertion and dyspnea, and provides general guidelines for RPE targets based on intended outcomes or goals.
Section 1: The Borg CR-10 RPE Scale
How to Instruct Your Patient
Tips to Support Patient Independence
Nicole Fogarty holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. She has experience treating patients with cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, and neurological impairments in the inpatient setting. She also has experience in outpatient orthopedics with additional training in medical screening and lumbopelvic examination and treatment. Nicole enjoys using her clinical experience and interest in current rehabilitation research as a Physical Therapy writer for Relias. Disclosure: Nicole Fogarty, PT, DPT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as N/A
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