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Barthel Index (Barthel Index)

Mahoney Florence I; Barthel DW

Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

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Basic description

The version described here is the one published by Mahoney and Barthel in 1965.

Many modified versions of the Barthel Index exist. See, for example, the Modified Barthel Index(Shah et al, 1989)

Other versions of the Barthel Index:

- 10-item version with total score ranging from 0 to 20 (Collin and Wade, 1988)

- 15-item version with four-point response scales (Granger et al, 1979; Fortinsky et al, 1981)

Authors

Mahoney Florence I; Barthel DW

Copyright
The Maryland State Medical Society holds the copyright for the Barthel Index.
Mahoney FI, Barthel D. Functional evaluation: the Barthel Index. Maryland State Med Journal 1965;14:56-61. Used with permission.
Permission is required to modify the Barthel Index or to use it for commercial purposes.
Objective
To measure a person's daily functioning specifically the activities of daily living (ADL) and mobility
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication

All

Widely used in the field of rehabilitation
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • ClinRO ClinRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Mahoney FI, Barthel DW. Functional evaluation: The Barthel Index. Md State Med J. 1965 Feb;14:56-61


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Authors

Mahoney Florence I; Barthel DW

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  • English for the USA

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Last update: October 2017
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