Metabolic Equivalents Flashcards

1
Q

In a normal patient how many METs would activities such as walking slowly at home, making the bed, doing dishes, or playing a musical instrument be?

A

Roughly 2.0 METs

2
Q

What walking activities would you tell a patient to perform if you wanted them to work between 4 and 8 METs?

A

Walking 3mph= 3-4 METs
Walking 4mph= 4.5-7 METS
walking 4.5mph= 6.3 METs
Jogging 5 mph= 8 METs

3
Q

What kind of self-care/household/occupational activities are considered moderate intensity and what are their MET values?

A

washing windows or car=3 METs
sweeping/vacuuming= 3-3.5 METs
light gardening= 3-4 METs
power lawn mowing= 5.5 METs

4
Q

What leisure time activities are considered vigorous and what are their MET values?

A

backpacking= 5-11 METs
biking on flat ground @ 12-14mph= 8 METs
biking 14-16mph on flat ground= 10 METs

5
Q

What is the MET value of toileting or driving a car?

A

1-2 METs

6
Q

What is the MET value of cooking or bathing?

A

2-3 METs

7
Q

What is the MET value of carrying heavy loads or shoveling?

A

7-7.5 METs

8
Q

What is the MET value of sexual intercourse?

A

4-5 METs

9
Q

What is the MET value of swimming?

A

4-8 METs

10
Q

What is the MET value of golf when you are walking?

A

4-7 METs

11
Q

What is a MET the equivalent to in ml/O2/kg/minute

A

1 MET = 3.5ml of oxygen per kilogram per minute (ml/O2/kg/minute)