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The Duke Activity Status Index (DASI) - How fit is your heart?

What is Duke Activity Status Index (DASI)

DASI scores are measured in metabolic equivalents (METs). One MET equals the approximate rate of O² consumption of a seated individual at rest. MET levels are often used in a clinical environment, such as cardiac rehabilitation, to indicate metabolic response to exercise.

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Are you able to take care of yourself, that is, eating, dressing, bathing, or using the toilet?
Are you able to walk indoors, such as around the house?
Are you able to walk a block or 2 on level ground?
Are you able to climb a flight of stairs or walk up a hill without stopping?
Are you able to run a short distance?
Are you able to do light work around the house like dusting or washing dishes?
Are you able to do moderate work around the house like vacuuming, sweeping floors, or carrying in the groceries?
Are you able to do heavy work around the house like scrubbing floors, or lifting or moving heavy furniture?
Are you able to do yard work like raking leaves, weeding or pushing a power mower yet?
Are you having sexual relations?
Are you able to participate in moderate recreational activities like golf, bowling, dancing, doubles tennis, or throwing a baseball or football?
Are you able to participate in strenuous sports like swimming, singles tennis, football, basketball or skiing?

Your DASI Score is:


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