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METS Scale

METS Scale - Clinical Hub, References, Comprehensive Stroke Program

Focus

To determine Metabolic capacity use Metabolic Equivalents of Task (METS)

Ask, “Can you, without chest pressure/pain or shortness of breath…” 

1 MET = Take care of yourself, such as eat, dress or use the toilet?

4 METS = Walk up a flight of steps or a hill?

4-10 METS = Do heavy work around the house such as scrubbing floors or lifting heavy furniture?

10 METS = Participate in strenuous sports such as swimming, singles tennis, football, basketball and skiing?