I have been struggling to find a non-arbitrary way to record my fatigue level... some sort of scale that I can use to measure fatigue levels. Today I found a "Quality of Life Scale" from the American Chronic Pain Association. It rates "0" as meaning no fatigue and "10" as meaning most fatigue, so I am going to have to reverse the numbers. So here is a scale to use on MedHelp for Fatigue Level that is BASED on the American Chronic Pain Associations Quality of Life Scale:
0: No fatigue. Go to work/school. Part-take in social and family activities.
1: Go to work/school/volunteer or be active for 8 hours of the day. Take part in family life. Social activities may be limited, but still able to take part in them.
2: Go to work/school/volunteer or be active for 6 hours of the day. Take part in family life. Social activities may be limited, but still able to plan social activities and are able to take part in social activities if it is the weekend or a day off.
3: Go to work/school/volunteer for a few hours of the day. Be active for at least 5 hours of the day. Can make plans to do simple social activities on the weekends and/or days off.
4: Work/school/volunteer/social activities are all limited. Still take part in limited social activities on weekends and/or days off.
5: Struggle, but still are able to complete simple daily tasks. Not able to work or volunteer.
6: Struggle, but still are able to complete simple daily tasks. Not able to work or volunteer. All outside activities very limited.
7: Still get dressed in the morning. Still phone, email. Minimal activity around the home. No activity outside the home.
8: Get out of bed but do not get dressed. No activity outside of the home.
9: Stay in bed at least half of the day. No contact with outside world.
10: Stay in bed all day.
Life Tracker (Pain + General)