Although used fairly universally in hospitals for assessing patients with severe disabilities, more sensitive indices (eg Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)) are required in the community The Barthel Index is available here
The Maryland State Medical Society holds the copyright for the Barthel Index. Permission is required to modify the Barthel Index or to use it for commercial purposes.
Further reading & references
- Mahoney Fl, Barthel DW, Functional evaluation: the Barthel Index. Md State Med J. 1965 Feb;14:61-5.
- Wade D; Measurement of Neurological Rehabilitation. OUP. 1992
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