Barthel Index

Original Editor - Gayatri Jadav Upadhyay

Top Contributors - Gayatri Jadav Upadhyay and George Prudden  

Objective

The Barthel Index measures the degree of assistance required by an individual on 10 items of mobility and self care ADL. Was developed by a Physical Therapist 40 years ago.

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Level of measurements are limited to either complete independence or needing assistance. Each performance item is scored on an ordinal scale with a specified number of points assigned to each level or ranking.

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