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Flashcard Series: Functional Outcome Measures - Toolbox

Updated: May 23, 2020



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 t