What is a DASI test?

Duke Activity Status Index (DASI) to Select Optimal Cardiac Stress Tests


The Duke Activity Status Index (DASI) is a 12-item questionnaire that utilizes self-reported physical work capacity to estimate peak metabolic equivalents (METs) and has been shown to be a valid measurement of functional capacity.


Please select Yes or No for each question Yes No

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

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