Barthel Index

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Feeding

0 = unable
1 = needs help cutting, spreading butter, etc., or requires modified diet
2 = independent

Bathing

0 = dependent
1 = independent (or in shower)

Grooming

0 = needs to help with personal care
1 = independent face/hair/teeth/shaving (implements provided)

Dressing

0 = dependent
1 = needs help but can do about half unaided
2 = independent (including buttons, zips, laces, etc.)

Bowels

0 = incontinent (or needs to be given enemas)
1 = occasional accident
2 = continent

Bladder

0 = incontinent, or catheterized and unable to manage alone
1 = occasional accident
2 = continent

Toilet Use

0 = dependent
1 = needs some help, but can do something alone
2 = independent (on and off, dressing, wiping)

Transfers (bed to chair, and back)

0 = unable, no sitting balance
1 = major help (one or two people, physical), can sit
2 = minor help (verbal or physical)
3 = independent

Mobility (on level surfaces)

0 = immobile or < 10 yards
1 = wheelchair independent, including corners, > 10 yards
2 = walks with help of one person (verbal or physical) > 10 yards
3 = independent (but may use any aid; for example, stick) > 10 yards

Stairs

0 = unable
1 = needs help (verbal, physical, carrying aid)
2 = independent

TOTAL (0

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 January 2009 19:14 )