Flashcard Series: Functional Outcome Measures - Toolbox

Updated: May 23



You can find the flashcards in their original form on my INSTAGRAM. I will place additional information each week pertaining to our Flashcard Series: Functional Outcome Measures. This should be a nice little resource by the time April is over!  Enjoy! Brief Fatigue Inventory: Developed to assess the severity of cancer patient’s fatigue and how much fatigue interferes with daily activities. The BFI is a reliable instrument that allows for rapid assessment of fatigue level in cancer patients and identifies those patients with severe fatigue. Severe fatigue is define by a score of 7 or greater. Reference: Mendoza, T.R.T.; Wang, X.S.X., Cleeland, C.S.C., Morrissey, M.M., Johnson, B.A.B., Wendt, J.K.J., & Huber, S.L.S, (1999). The rapid assessment of fatigue severity in cancer patients: Use of the brief fatigue inventory. Cancer, 85(5), 1186-1196. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Tinetti Falls Efficacy Scale (Tinetti Balance Test):  A reliable and valid method for measuring fear of falling. A score of >70 indicates fear of falling. Reference: Tinetti ME, Richman D. Falls Efficacy as a Measure of Fear of Falling J Gerontol, 1990; 45 (6): 239-243. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT): A valid and reliable functional outcome measure (FOM) used for cardiovascular endurance, aerobic capacity, and walking tolerance. It is sensitive to change and can be used to identify effectiveness of treatment intervention, predict morbidity and mortality, and is a positive indicator for community ambulation. Reference: Bohannon RW, Six minute walk test. A meta-analysis of date from apparently health elders. Topic in Geriatr Rehabilitations. 2007. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 30-Second Chair Rise Test: A reliable and valid functional outcome measure (FOM) used to test lower  body strength in generally active, community dwelling older adults. Mean # of completed sit to stand:

  • 60 – 69 years old = 14.0 reps

  • 70-79 years old = 12.9 reps

  • 80-89 years old = 11.9 reps

Reference: Rikli RE, Jones, CJ. Functional fitness normative scores for community-residing older adults, ages 60-94. J Aging Phys Activ. 1999; 7:162-181. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Timed Up and Go (TUG): A reliable and valid functional outcome measure (FOM) used to evaluate basic mobility skills in older adults that incorporate functional components of sit to stand, ambulation, and turning. Reference: Bohannon RW. Reference values for the Timed Up and Go test: a descriptive meta-analysis. J Geratr Phys There. 2006 You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Neck Disability Index: A patient self-reported questionnaire for neck disability which includes activities of daily living. Values greater than 25 indicate severe disability. Reference: Vemon H, Mior Sr. The Neck Disability Index: A study of Reliability and Validity. J of Manipulative and Physio Ther. 1991; 14(7): 409-415. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Owestry Low Back Pain Index: A patient self-reported questionnaire for functional limitations associated with back pain including activities of daily living. Values greater than 25 indicate severe disability. Reference: Fairbank JC, Couper J, Davies JB. The Owestry Low Back Pain Questionnaire. Physiotherapy 1980; 66: 271-273. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Lower Extremity Functional Scale: A reliable, valid, self-reported questionnaire for general lower extremity function. Reference: Minimal Clinical Importance Difference (MCID) – 9 points Binkley et al. The Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS): Scale Development, Measurement Properties and Clinical Application. Physical There 1999; 79:371-383. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Ipswich Touch Test: A highly specific sensory test for detecting light touch foot sensation. It is used to screen sensation for patients with diabetes. It has been found to have a strong correlation to monofilament testing. Neuropathy is consistent when >2 sites are insensate. Reference: Rayman, G, The Ipswich touch test: a simple and novel method to identify patients with diabetes at risk of foot ulceration. Diabetes Care 2011. You can find more information about this assessment HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Gait Speed: A responsive, reliable FOM that is used to determine an individual’s speed while walking and to predict functional decline and disability. Reference: Vergehese J, et al. Relationship of clinic-based gait speed measurement to limitations in community-based activities in older adults. Arch Physical Medi Rehabilitations. 2011. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Functional Reach Test: A reliable and valid test to measure anterior-posterior stability and to assess for fall risk. Reference: Weiner, DK et al. Functional Reach: a marker of physical frailty. J AM Geriatr Soc. 1992 Mar. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Four Square Step Test: A reliable and valid FOM for measuring the ability to perform multidirectional movements in people with balance deficits. >12 seconds is associated with an increased risk for falls. Reference: Whitney et al.; The reliability and validity of the Four Square Step Test for people with balance deficits secondary to a vestibular disorder. Arch Phys Med Rehabilitations. 2007. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 4-Item Dynamic Gait Index: A reliable FOM to identify vestibular and general balance disorders that correlates with falls in community living older adults <10 out of 12 indicates fall risk. Reference: Marcchetti GF et al. Construction and validation of the 4 item Dynamic Gait Index. Physical Ther 2006. You can find the assessment for FREE HERE. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This concludes our first Functional Outcome Series. Hope these give you a nice binder of printable items for your toolbox!

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