The Barthel index
was used as a screening tool to assess the ability to perform ADLs.
81 median: 70) median: 70) MBI: modified Barthel Index
, MMT: mini-mental test, M: male, F: female, min: minimum, max: maximum Table 3.
Construct validity of the SPS was supported, with the Barthel Index
being positively associated with SPS score (r = 0.
Prosiegel, "Evaluation of disability in multiple sclerosis patients: a comparative study of the functional independence measure, the extended barthel index
and the expanded disability status scale," Clinical Rehabilitation, vol.
The functional outcome was evaluated on the 7th day using Barthel index
which ranged from 0-80.
The Barthel Index
was incorporated into the nursing assessment process to evaluate the ability of a person to perform activities required in daily living (Mahoney & Barthel, 1965).
Patients in the intervention group had a lower mean Barthel index
and a longer mean duration of treatment.
Significant comorbidity correlation (p<0,05) between the Barthel Index
and the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule version 2 scores and the age adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index was found by analyzing together all the values but functional dependency correlation seems to be stronger than disability's.
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prior to 84 (88.
For the assessment of quality of life, the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), Barthel Index
(BI) for daily-life activities, and the Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life-54 Instrument (MSQOL-54) were used.
5 years; an increased rate of disability, as measured by the modified Rankin scale and the Barthel index
at 3 months after entry; and increased dementia, as measured by the Mini Mental State Exam, at both 1 month and later following enrollment.
7) Then the patients' functional status were assessed using the Modified Barthel Index
(MBI) (8) by the study investigator and/or allocated physiotherapist when they were discharged.
We chose the Barthel index
to measure FD because of its ability to discriminate between the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO-ICF, 2001) categories in section 2, named "Activity Limitations and Participation Restriction".
The functional status was evaluated by the Barthel index
, as proposed by Mahoney and Barthel (1965), applied by a single researcher.
The results showed a trend of improvements in National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Score(NIHSS), modified ranking scale (mRS) and modified barthel index
at day 0, day 1, day 7 and at follow up at 3 months.