Download Modified Berthel Index (Shah Version) - Self Care Assessment Form
What Does the Modified Barthel Index Measure?
The Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living measures the level of the individual's ability to perform activities required for normal everyday life. The Barthel index self-care assessment is used by many as a precise and reliable instrument to check whether the patient is able to take care of their basic needs.
Oftentimes, the document is used to evaluate the condition of a patient recovering after the stroke, or it may be a patient suffering from musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disorders. It is widely employed among oncology patients and elderly individuals. The results of the measurement show whether the patient can be discharged from the hospital to continue their recovery at home.
In general, the modified index is applied to define what activities of daily living patients can perform by themselves and areas they need help with. The Barthel index score interpretation helps to determine the patient's degree of independence and establish what kind of help the examined patient requires.