The Barthel Index is used to measure patients’ independent activities of daily life (ADL), such as clothing, eating, shelter and transportation. It has been used in patients with COPD and showed good reliability and validity. A higher score suggest a higher daily living skill.
Year: 1965 Authors: Mahony Disease: COPD Outcome: Activities of daily living
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Measure: Activities of daily living (specific disease instruments)
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 2
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores range 0-100 Reference: MAHONEY, F. I., & BARTHEL, D. W. (1965). FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION: THE BARTHEL INDEX. Maryland state medical journal, 14, 61–65.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Notes Often used in COPD Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Yes