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13 - Self Care

2011 Compendium categories in blue are activities with MET values supported in published literature.
2011 Compendium categories in red are estimated MET values.

*References can be downloaded from the references page.

1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Self Care
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description
13000 2.5 13000 2.0 13000 2.3 getting ready for bed, general, standing
13009 1.0 13009 1.0 13009 1.8 sitting on toilet, eliminating while standing or squating
13010 2.0 13010 1.5 13010 1.5 bathing, sitting
13020 2.5 13020 2.0 13020 2.5dressing, undressing, standing or sitting
13030 1.5 13030 1.5 13030 1.5 eating, sitting
13035 2.0 13035 2.0 13035 2.0 talking and eating or eating only, standing


13036 1.0 13036 1.5 taking medication, sitting or standing
13040 2.5 13040 2.0 13040 2.0 grooming, washing hands, shaving,
brushing teeth, putting on make-up, sitting or standing


13045 2.5 13045 2.5 hairstyling, standing


13046 1.0 13046 1.3 having hair or nails done by someone else, sitting
13050 4.0 13050 2.0 13050 2.0 showering, toweling off, standing