Energy Index Point Score

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The Energy Index Point Score (EIPS)[1] is a symptom scale and functional capacity measurement tool for ME/CFS patients created by Martin Lerner

Score ME/CFS Patient Functional ability
0 Bedridden, up to bathroom only
1 Out of bed 30 –60 minutes a day (sitting in chair is out of bed)
2 Out of bed sitting, standing, walking 1–2 hours per day
3 Out of bed sitting, standing, walking 2–4 hours per day
4 Out of bed sitting, standing, walking 4–6 hours per day
5 Perform with difficulty sedentary job 40 hours a week, daily naps
6 Daily naps in bed, may maintain a 40-hour sedentary work week plus light, limited housekeeping and/or social activities
7 No naps in bed. Up 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Able to work a sedentary job plus light housekeeping
8 Full sedentary workweek, no naps, some social activities plus light exercise
9 Same as 8 above plus exercise approximately 1/2 to 2/3 normal without excessive fatigue, awakens next morning refreshed
10 Normal

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Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2008, Validation of the Energy Index Point Score to Serially Measure the Degree of Disability in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - (Full text)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lerner, A. Martin; Beqaj, Safedin; Fitzgerald, James T.; Gill, Ken; Gill, Carol; Edington, James (May 24, 2010). "Subset-directed antiviral treatment of 142 herpesvirus patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Virus Adaptation and Treatment. Retrieved March 23, 2020.