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Activities of daily living measured with Barthel index (BI) after the scheduled treatment was significantly improved in both groups (p < 0.
Among lower hierarchy residents, explained variance was 37 percent for the RUG-III ADL index, 35 percent for the Katz index, and 39 percent for the Barthel index.
Disability measures in stroke: Relationship among the Barthel Index, the Functional Independence Measure, and the Modified Rankin Scale.
Barthel Index scores indicated moderate dependency in activities of daily living (Shah et al 1989), ranging from completely dependent to independent.
Although the Barthel Index (Mahoney & Barthel, 1965) was the most frequently reported measure of functional status of the stroke survivor, there were no consistent measures of mental status and physical health.
The Barthel Index improved by 9 points, while Lawton scores were unchanged.
The Barthel Index explicitly explores ten different areas such as feeding, grooming, mobility, and bathing to determine independence in daily function.
The NIH Stroke Scale and the Barthel Index are standard measurements of stroke symptoms and functional abilities related to daily living.
Validity was examined by comparing adult AlphaFIM instrument scores with Barthel Index scores and by factor analysis in a group of 551 patients admitted to acute medical units.
The 10-item modified Barthel index (10) and modified Rankin score (11) were used as assessment scales in recruitment.
Walking function was assessed weekly with the Barthel Index (BI) for walking (no walking function, walking with assistance, or independent walking function) until death or end of inpatient rehabilitation.
Mahoney IF, Barthel DW: Functional evaluation: The Barthel Index.