Comparison between the CR10 Borg's scale and the VAS (visual analogue scale) during an arm-cranking exercise

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Abstract

Two subjective assessment scales (VAS and Borg's CR10) are compared in a group of 15 young and healthy subjects performing an arm-cranking incremental steady-state exercise. Arm-ache and breathlessness were evaluated at each step, together with the measurement of heart rate (Hr) and blood lactate (Bl). Both arm-ache and breathlessness show a slight positively accelerating increase with workload as evaluated by CR10, while there exists a linear increase by VAS. A very good linear correlation (0.99, p <0.05) was found between subjective assessments given on the CR10 and a simple combination of Hr and Bl. Reproducibility of both the scales and of the physiological variables was found to be good.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Occupational Rehabilitation
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Arm-cranking
  • Borg's CR10 scale
  • VAS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Health Professions(all)

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