Blog: Chronic Experts
by InvisiGyrl

CFS Disability Scale

This document, in my view, is a more realisic picture than standard doctor or insurance scales of the impact disability may have on a daily basis.

Date:   3/5/2005 5:19:15 AM   ( 16 y ) ... viewed 2761 times

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disability Scale

This is an adaptation of the National Health Service Disability Scale, of which is used throughout the medical profession.

You may have seen this scale ‘the other way around’ with 0% referring to severe symptoms, and 100% as fit and well. However this scale is shown in Living with M.E.: The Chronic, Post-viral Fatigue Syndrome By Dr Charles Shepherd ISBN: 0091816793.

O% - FIT AND WELL FOR AT LEAST THE PAST THREE MONTHS.
No symptoms at rest or following activity. Capable of full-time employment.

10% - GENERALLY WELL.
No symptoms at rest. Occasionally mild symptoms may follow activity. Capable of most forms of full-time employment.

20% - OCCASIONAL MILD SYMPTOMS AT REST.
More noticeable symptoms following activity. Some restriction of capabilities which require physical exertion. Able to work full-time but difficulty with work that requires physical exertion.

30% - MILD SYMPTOMS AT REST.
Limited ability to carry out some tasks which require physical exertion. May be able to work full-time.

40% - MILD OR MODERATE SYMPTOMS AT REST.
Variable ability to carry out tasks associated with normal daily activity. Unable to work part-time in a job involving frequent physical exertion. May be able to work part-time in other types of employment.

50% - MILD TO MODERATE SYMPTOMS AT REST.
Moderate to more severe exacerbation of symptoms following physical and/ or mental exertion. Unable to carry out any strenuous physical tasks. Able to perform light duties or deskwork for several hours a day provided adequate rest periods are provided.

60% - MODERATE SYMPTOMS AT REST.
Moderate to severe symptoms following any form of physical or mental exertion. Unable to carry out any strenuous duties. Able to carry out light duties/ deskwork for one to three hours per day. Generally not confined to the house.

70% - MODERATE TO SEVERE SYMPTOMS AT REST.
Severe symptoms follow any physical or mental activity. Able to perform deskwork or light duties for one or two hours during the day. Often confined to the house and may require wheelchair assistance at times.

80% - MODERATE TO SEVERE SYMPTOMS AT REST.
May only be able to carry out a very minimal range of physical activities relating to personal care (e.g. washing, bathing). Frequently unable to leave the house and may even be confined to wheelchair or bed for much of the day. Unable to concentrate more than short periods of time.

90% - SEVERE SYMPTOMS AT REST.
Bedridden and housebound for much of the time. Experiences considerable difficulties with many aspects of personal care. Marked problems with mental function (e.g. memory, concentration). Requires a great deal of practical support.

100% - SEVERE SYMPTOMS ON A CONTINUAL BASIS.
Bedridden and incapable of living independently. Requires a great deal of practical social support.




Add This Entry To Your CureZone Favorites!

Print this page
Email this page
DISCLAIMER / WARNING   Alert Webmaster


CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with https://www.netatlantic.com


Contact Us - Advertise - Stats

Copyright 1999 - 2021  www.curezone.org

0.516 sec, (2)

Back to blog!
 
Add Blog To Favorites!
 
Add This Entry To Favorites!

Comments (15 of 30):
Free VCS Test #173783 7 y
Re: RE: Salt/C tre… queen… 10 y
Re: Hydrogen Perox… Thera… 11 y
Re: Hydrogen Perox… cordu… 11 y
Re: For NON-CFS/FM… Karli… 11 y
Re: Dr Y Omura - B… jsott 11 y
Re: SSDI Win-Loss … SSADi… 11 y
Re: Nanobacteria t… nanon… 12 y
Re: Marshall - Mar… #1017… 13 y
This Test is NOT F… seekf… 13 y
Re: Have to disagr… #3747… 14 y
Re: Unknown Epidem… #3747… 14 y
Re: Unknown Epidem… bodgy 14 y
Nanobacteria thera… 2your… 14 y
Re: Good blog Karlin 14 y
All Comments (30)

Blog Entries (12 of 114):
Hydrogen Peroxide - Many Uses  16 y
FREE Vision Screening - onli…  16 y
Visual Dysfunction in Chroni…  16 y
CFS Disability Scale  16 y
Scott - Mycoplasma - Part I  16 y
Scott - Mycoplasma - Part II  16 y
Mercury - Omura  16 y
Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adren…  16 y
For NON-CFS/FMS/ME People  16 y
Brain Food: Mercury In Seafood  16 y RN
TOP100 for the silliest comm…  16 y
Fluoridation and Arsenic: Th…  16 y
All Entries (114)

Similar Blogs (10 of 185):
The Healthiest Way …  by PaisleyH  8 d
Pro Writing tips  by otiliamurphy066  77 d
Health tips  by #269275  5 mon
Vaidehi Vaikar’s Bl…  by vaidehivaikar  8 mon
Randy Smith’s Lean …  by leanbodymeals2  9 mon
London Fitness  by londonfitness  11 mon
sport nutrition  by alba87  12 mon
Raw Goat Milk Magic  by Chef JeM  17 mon
Healthy Living With…  by Indyssummer  25 mon
Natural and Healthy…  by PaisleyH  26 mon
All Blogs (1,019)

Back to blog!
 

Clark Kidney Cleanse
Dr. Hulda Clark’s Kidney Cleanse with purest products! Great pric...



Natural Cancer Remedies
Cancer-proof your body with little known immune boosters!



Black Walnut Tincture
Hulda Clark Cleanse Kits



Lugol’s Iodine Free S&H
J.Crow’s® Lugol’s Iodine Solution. Restore lost reserves.



Natural, Soothing, Progesterone Oil
Supplementation and Hormone Balancing Based on the...