What is Spoon Management?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Spoon Management

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Spoon Management

Dosage Patients
daily 3
as needed 1

Duration

Currently using Spoon Management

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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.