Stroke. Aug;24(8) The Frenchay Activities Index. Assessment of functional status in stroke patients. Schuling J(1), de Haan R, Limburg M, Groenier. Items 6 – 13 Methods: The Frenchay Activities Index was tested in a group of stroke Conclusions: The Frenchay Activities Index is a useful stroke-specific. 1 Feb Frenchay Activities Index (FAI). • assesses frequency of performing Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL). • includes items that reflect the.

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We have established preliminary age and sex norms that should be interpreted with caution, given the low response rate.

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Tohoku J Exp Med. Frenchay activity index; MBI: Validation of the Frenchay Activities Index in a general population aged 16 years and older. Neverthless, because the FAI assesses the frequency with which instrumental activities are conducted in the recent past, it may be used in the acute phase as a predictor of stroke severity or functional outcome after stroke 8.

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The score ranges from 10 completely dependent to 50 independent and is classified as follows: Services on Demand Journal. To assess the validity and reliability of the Frenchay Activities Index FAI and to establish age and sex norms in people at or over the age activkties 16 years.

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Its validity and inter-rater reliability have previously been established. Inter-rater reliability of the Frenchay Activities Index in patients with stroke and their carers. Responsiveness and validity of two outcome measures of instrumental activities of daily living in stroke survivors receiving rehabilitative therapies.


Statistical methods for assessing observer variability in clinical measures. Elsevier About ScienceDirect Inddex access Shopping cart Contact and support Terms and conditions Privacy policy We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. The Frenchay Activities Index has been developed specifically for measuring disability and handicap in invex patients.

Additionally, 36 patients underwent FAI rating on the same day by two independent evaluators. However, correlation between continuous variables for the total score and for the three categories of the FAI was considered good and excellent Table 4.

However, in this study, these variables were collected from medical records, which limits their reliability as concomitant predictors. The construct validity was supported by meaningful correlations between the Frenchay Activities Index and scores on the Barthel Index and Sickness Impact Profile. Results from the Perth Community Stroke Study. Imam B, Miller WC.

Get Access Get Access. The higher the score, the more severe the stroke National Institutes of Health stroke scale; SD: October 07, ; Accepted: World Health Organization; In the present study, conducted in a heterogeneous post-stroke population, we found the scale easy to use in its original form, used solely to identify the performance of individuals in instrumental activities prior to stroke, through the frequency with which the tasks were performed, with no possibility of ambiguous responses Multidimensional rash validation of the Frenchay Activities Index in stroke patients receiving rehabilitation.


Some studies suggest that physical activity, besides reducing stroke risk 21promotes increased blood flow and decreased neurological injury during brain ischemia 5. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry.

The Frenchay Activities Index. Assessment of functional status in stroke patients.

Variations in functioning and disability in multiple sclerosis: Similar to these findings, Piercy et al. To check inter-rater agreement of the Frenchay Activity Index, this scale was applied by two investigators, on the same day, but on different shifts, in a sample of consecutive patients admitted between October and December This study was approved by the local ethics committee and all participants actviities a signed informed consent.

The Nottingham Extended ADL scale and the FAI have jndex used as reliable, valid and responsive tools for predicting functional outcome in stroke patients Stroke was defined as an acute focal neurological deficit, with a duration greater than 24 hours Much of the FAI score is based on the frequency with which activities are performed. Frencgay articles Citing articles 0. The FAI was frenvhay as a functional predictor in the acute phase of stroke; thus, additional experiments are needed to measure the applicability of this index in other populations and as an outcome measure.

Keywords Frenchay Activities Index. In conclusion, we demonstrated that the FAI is a useful tool to assess instrumental activities prior to stroke, with good inter-rater reliability and predictive validity.