Calc Function

    • Calcs that help predict probability of a diseaseDiagnosis
    • Subcategory of 'Diagnosis' designed to be very sensitiveRule Out
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    Formula

    Addition of the selected points:

     

    0 points

    5 points

    10 points

    15 points

    Feeding

    Unable

    Needs help

    Independent

    --

    Bathing

    Unable

    Independent

    --

    --

    Grooming

    Unable

    Independent

    --

    --

    Dressing

    Unable

    Needs help

    Independent

    --

    Bowel control

    Incontinence (or needs to be given enemas)

    Occasional accident

    Continent

    --

    Bladder control

    Incontinence (catheterized and unable to manage alone)

    Occasional accident

    Continent

    --

    Toilet use

    Unable

    Needs help

    Independent

    --

    Transfers (bed to chair and back)

    Unable

    Needs major help (one or two people, physical), can sit

    Needs minor help (verbal or physical)

    Independent

    Mobility on level surfaces

    Immobile or <50 yards

    Wheelchair independent, including corners, >50 yards

    Walks with help of one person (verbal or physical) >50 yards

    Independent (but may use any aid, e.g. stick) >50 yards

    Stairs

    Unable

    Needs help (verbal, physical, carrying aid)

    Independent

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    Facts & Figures

    Interpretation:

    Barthel Index

    Interpretation (from Sinoff 1997)

    80–100

    Independent

    60–79

    Minimally dependent

    40–59

    Partially dependent

    20–39

    Very dependent

    <20

    Totally dependent

    Literature

    Dorothea W. Barthel, PT

    About the Creator

    Dorothea W. Barthel, PT, was an American physical therapist, best known for creating the eponymous Barthel Index with Dr. Florence Mahoney in 1965. The Barthel Index is one of the most widely-used assessments of functional independence.

    To view Dorothea W. Barthel, PT's publications, visit PubMed