Functional Capacity

  • < 4 METs:  Poor Capacity
    • walking  < 2 blocks on level without stopping or unable climb flight stairs
  • > 4 METS: Moderate to Excellent
    • Climbing a flight of stairs
    • Walk up (slight incline) hill 1-2 blks w/o stopping
    • Walk level ground ~ 4 mph
    • Heavy housework (scrub floors, move furniture)