Borg CR-10

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The Borg Category-Ratio scale or Borg CR-10 scale is a self-report tool to measure the intensity of perceived effort.[1][2] The Borg CR-10 is similar to the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale, but ratings are from 0 to 10 rather than 6 to 20.[3][4]

Theory[edit | edit source]

The scale scores perceived effort from 0 (no effort at all) to 10 (absolute maximum).[5]

Evidence[edit | edit source]

The World Health Organization has suggested using the Borg CR-10 scale to assess effort when doing rehabilitation to recover from the effects of COVID-19.[6]

Cost and availability[edit | edit source]

The Borg CR-10 is copyrighted but is widely available and free to use in many hospitals or health settings, and on websites such as the World Health Organization and CDC.

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Perceived Exertion (Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale) | Physical Activity". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September 17, 2020. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  2. Borg, Gunnar A.V. (1982). "Psychophysical bases of perceived exertion". Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 14 (5): 377–381. ISSN 0195-9131.
  3. Williams, Nerys (July 1, 2017). "The Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale". Occupational Medicine. 67 (5): 404–405. doi:10.1093/occmed/kqx063. ISSN 0962-7480.
  4. Borg, Gunnar A.V. (1998). "Borg's Perceived Exertion and Pain Scales". Human Kinetics. IL: Champaign. p. 104. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  5. World Health Organization for Europe. "Support for rehabilitation: self-management after COVID-19-related illness" (PDF). World Health Organization (2nd ed.).