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Barthel Index

Purpose:

To measure of a patient's independence in mobility and personal care using the Barthel Index.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disability and performance, quality of life, social activities, family and friends

ICD-10:

Description:

The Barthel Index is intended to measure the independence of a patient for mobility and personal care. It can be used to assess the effect of therapy or to determine the amount of nursing care needed by a patient.

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