Have the patient stand and rate their baseline dyspnea and overall fatigue using the Borg scale
. Instruct the patient to walk as far as possible for 6 minutes.
Usefulness of the modified 0-10 Borg scale
in assessing the degree of dyspnea in patients with COPD and asthma.
Ries, "Minimally clinically important difference for the UCSD Shortness of Breath Questionnaire, Borg Scale
, and Visual Analog Scale," COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, vol.
The Borg scale
mean values increased significantly (F = 6.27, p = 0.0001) from km 3 to km 42.
A comparison of the visual analogue scale and modified Borg scale
for the measurement of dyspnoea during exercise.
During gym sessions, endurance training was done by different devices (bike, recline, treadmill), prescribed at a workload between 50% and 80% of VO2Reserve (V[O.sub.2]R), or the Heart Rate Reserve (HRR), which is equivalent to a value between 12 and 16 of the Borg Scale
Using the Borg scale
, seven of the participants described lifting a 7kg crate in the "light-very light range".
Intensity of aerobic exercise in this study was defined in terms of the Borg Scale
(17,18) and in the intervention group was adjusted to a submaximal level 12-14, matching the targeted heart rate for submaximal aerobic exercise as 60-85% of Heart Rate Maximum (220-age) (2,18,19).
The primary measure was the evaluation of a six-minute walk test on a Borg scale
where 0 meant "breathing very well, barely breathless" and 10 signified "severely breathless."
All participants were instructed to perform 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at a perceived rate of exertion (RPE) no higher than 13 on the Borg scale
. Resistive exercises were started at 60% of the one repetition maximum (1-RM).
Dyspnea Medical Research Council (MRC) (13), Borg Scale
(14), Muscle Test (15), Motricity Index (MI)(16) and Trunk Control Test (TCT) (17) were evaluated at baseline and at the end of the program.
Rhodiola did not alter HR Max, Borg Scale
level, VO2 max, blood antioxidant status, or inflammatory parameters but did significantly reduce plasma free fatty acid levels, blood lactate, and plasma creatine kinales levels when compared with placebo.
Scores from the Borg Scale
of Perceived Exertion and breathlessness intensity using a 10-cm visual analogue scale (where 0 indicated no breathlessness and 10 indicated the worst breathlessness possible) were collected before and after cessation of exercise.
Test-retest reliability of the three tests was examined, using the following study measures: number of jumps and time to fatigue (for the jump tests); distance walked (for the 6MWT); physiological (heart rate, oxygen saturation) and breathlessness (modified Borg scale
of perceived breathlessness, fifteen-count breathlessness score) for all tests.
The Borg Scale
is commonly used (Borg, 1998) (see Table 2).