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    Barthel Index for Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

    Assesses functional independence, generally in stroke patients.
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    Rank the patient's independence in the following areas:
    Independent
    +10
    Needs help
    +5
    Unable
    0
    Independent
    +5
    Unable
    0
    Independent
    +5
    Unable
    0
    Independent
    +10
    Needs help
    +5
    Unable
    0
    Continent
    +10
    Occasional accident
    +5
    Incontinent (or needs to be given enemas)
    0
    Continent
    +10
    Occasional accident
    +5
    Incontinent (catheterized, unable to manage alone)
    0
    Independent
    +10
    Needs help
    +5
    Unable
    0
    Independent
    +15
    Needs minor help (verbal or physical)
    +10
    Needs major help (1-2 people, physical), can sit
    +5
    Unable
    0
    Independent (but may use any aid, e.g. stick) >50 yards
    +15
    Walks with help of one person (verbal or physical) >50 yards
    +10
    Wheelchair independent, including corners, >50 yards
    +5
    Immobile or <50 yards
    0
    Independent
    +10
    Needs help (verbal, physical, carrying aid)
    +5
    Unable
    0

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