ME, Myself and I: ‘How Well Are You?’ Scales

Recently I had an appointment with a nurse for something unrelated to ME and one of the questions I had to fill in before I went was to rate myself ‘on a scale from 10 to 100 where 1 is the worst possible health you can imagine and 100 is the best possible health you can imagine’. That was just too hard, I ended up going in without an answer in that one and came up with around 50 just because I didn’t know what to say and it didn’t seem that important for what I was seeing her for. That particular one is probably the least helpful I have read, everyone’s ‘worst possible’ and ‘best possible’ are probably different and having 100 in between is just so many points in the scale and there are probably only a small percentage in either end.

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