Table 3

Barthel Activities of Daily Living Index (Barthel ADL Index)

The Barthel IndexPatient Name
Rater Name
Date:
ActivityScore
FeedingUnable0
Some help required (eg, needs help cutting, spreading butter, etc. or requires a modified diet)5
Independent10
BathingDependent0
Independent (or in shower)5
GroomingNeeds help with personal care0
Independent face/hair/teeth/shaving (implements provided)5
DressingDependent0
Needs help but can do at least half unaided5
Independent (including buttons, zips, laces, etc.)10
BowelsIncontinent or catheterized and unable to manage alone0
Occasional accident5
Continent10
BladderIncontinent or catheterized and unable to manage alone0
Occasional accident5
Continent10
Toilet useDependent0
Needs some help, but can do some things alone5
Independent (can get on and off, dress and wipe unassisted)10
Transfer (bed to chair and back)Unable, no sitting balance0
Major help (one or two people, physical), can sit5
Minor help (verbal or physical)10
Independent15
Mobility (on level surfaces)Immobile or <50 yards0
Wheelchair independent, including corners; >50 yards5
Walks with little help from one person (verbal or physical); >50 yards10
Independent (but may use an aid; for example, walking stick); >50 yards15
StairsUnable0
Needs help (verbal, carrying aid)5
Independent10
Total