Modified Barthel Index (MBI)

Shah S


Basic description

  • Adapted from the original Barthel Index in 1984
  • For all chronic disabilities and acute stages

Shah S

© Surya Shah
To assess all chronic disabilities + acute stages
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication


Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • clinro ClinRO
  • obsro ObsRO
  • pro PRO
PRO: self-administered version
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
38 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Shah S, Vanclay F, Cooper B. Improving the sensitivity of the Barthel Index for stroke rehabilitation.  Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 1989;42,703-709 (PubMed Abstract)

Shinar D, Gross CR, Bronstein KS, Licata-Gehr EE, Eden DT, Cabrera AR, Fishman IG, Roth AA, Barwick JA, Kunitz SC. Reliability of the activities of daily living scale and its use in telephone interview. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1987 Oct;68(10):723-8 (PubMed Abstract)

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