What is Spoon Management?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications


Describing the experience of illness to people who are not ill is difficult. The "Spoon Theory" is one way of describing the impact of illness on daily activities using spoons as a metaphor for the delicate balance between choice and the burden of illness.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 2 0
General health 2 0
Fatigue 1 1
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Spoon Management

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently using Spoon Management

Dosage Patients Percentage
as needed 1
daily 1


Currently using Spoon Management

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Spoon Management.