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Each client was then rated by a MHC using the Global Assessment of Functioning scale (APA) and Functional Assessment Rating Scale (FARS; Ward & Dow, 1994).
The usage is best appreciated in the DSM-IV instructions for rating Global Assessment of Functioning Scale that state: "Do not include impairment in functioning due to physical (or environmental) limitations" (p.
3 years, and they were functioning in the lower half of the "fair" range of the Global Assessment of Functioning scale (mean score of 54.

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