OBJECTIVE: To examine the interpretation of the verbal anchors used in the Borg rating of perceived exertion (RPE) scales in different clinical groups and a healthy control group. DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. SETTING: Rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS: Nineteen subjects with brain injury, 16 with chronic low back pain (CLBP), and 20 healthy controls. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Subjects used a visual analog scale (VAS) to rate their interpretation of th...Expand abstract
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Borg's rating of perceived exertion scales: do the verbal anchors mean the same for different clinical groups?
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