The Energy Index Point Score (EIPS) is a symptom scale and functional capacity measurement tool for ME/CFS patients created by Martin Lerner.
||ME/CFS Patient Functional ability
||Bedridden, up to bathroom only
||Out of bed 30 –60 minutes a day (sitting in chair is out of bed)
||Out of bed sitting, standing, walking 1–2 hours per day
||Out of bed sitting, standing, walking 2–4 hours per day
||Out of bed sitting, standing, walking 4–6 hours per day
||Perform with difficulty sedentary job 40 hours a week, daily naps
||Daily naps in bed, may maintain a 40-hour sedentary work week plus light, limited housekeeping and/or social activities
||No naps in bed. Up 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Able to work a sedentary job plus light housekeeping
||Full sedentary workweek, no naps, some social activities plus light exercise
||Same as 8 above plus exercise approximately 1/2 to 2/3 normal without excessive fatigue, awakens next morning refreshed
- 2008, Validation of the Energy Index Point Score to Serially Measure the Degree of Disability in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - (Full text)
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