Rating Perceived Exertion in Occupational Therapy (BORG RPE Scale)

Rating Perceived Exertion in Occupational Therapy

BORG Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE)

6
7 Very, Very Light
8
9 Very Light
10
11 Fairly Light
12
13 Somewhat Hard
14
15 Hard
16
17 Very Hard
18
19 Very, Very Hard
20

 

Revised RPE (1-10) Scale

0 Rest
1 Really Easy
2 Easy
3 Moderate
4 Sort of Hard
5 Hard
6
7 Really hard
8
9 Really, Really, Hard
10 Maximal: Just like my hardest race
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