Phoenix Rising Energy Index Scale

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The Phoenix Rising Energy Index Scale is a symptom scale created by Phoenix Rising which helps patients measure their degree of available energy.[1]

Energy Index Scale[edit | edit source]


DATE: 0. Bed-ridden, up to bathroom only

1. Out of bed 30 – 60 minutes a day (sitting in chair is out of bed)

2. Out of bed sitting, standing, walking 1 – 2 hours per day

3. Out of bed sitting, standing, walking 2 – 4 hours per day

4. Out of bed sitting, standing, walking 4 – 6 hours per day

5. Perform with difficulty sedentary job 40 hours a week, daily naps

6. Daily naps in bed, may maintain a 40 hour sedentary work week plus light, limited housekeeping and/or social activities

7. No naps in bed. Up 7:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m. Able to work a sedentary job plus light housekeeping

8. Full sedentary workweek, no naps, some social activities plus light exercise

9. Same as 8 above plus exercise approximately 1/2 to 2/3 normal without excessive fatigue, awakens next morning refreshed

10. Normal

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  1. "Energy Index Scale". Phoenix Rising: Supporting People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Retrieved November 20, 2020.