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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Mechanisms activifies stroke protection by physical activity. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. A significant proportion of these survivors have a moderate or severe disability and require the assistance of a caregiver, increased family support and resource utilization from the health system and other social institutions 2. Prevalence of stroke and related burden among older people living in Latin America, India and China.

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

In clinical practice, assessment of functional pre-stroke performance assists in setting specific goals early in the process of rehabilitation The univariable ordinal regression showed that the variables: Good inter-rater reliability of the Frenchay: The Frenchay Activities Index. Frenchay activity index; MBI: How to cite this article.

Our results ftenchay good-to-excellent inter-rater reliability of the FAI as a measure of patient functionality prior to stroke.

Keywords Frenchay Activities Index. 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 For the final ordinal logistic regression model, we tested the proportional odds assumption with a likelihood ratio test using STATA software.


The Nottingham Extended Frencjay scale and the FAI have been used as reliable, valid and responsive tools for predicting functional outcome in stroke patients Postal questionnaire survey to people randomly selected from 8 Health Frenchya patient registers in England. Unlike these results, Green et al. It is described as a fast, easy-to-use, reliable and sensitive instrument to measure functionality before and after the stroke, but it is not yet validated in Brazil 89 The Frenchay Activities Index was tested in a group of stroke patients and a indrx of unselected subjects aged 65 or older.

The higher the score, the more severe the stroke November 25, ; Revised: Didn’t get the message?

Reconceptualizing poststroke activity level using the Frenchay Activities Index. Multidimensional rash validation of the Frenchay Activities Index in stroke patients receiving rehabilitation. Activities of the individual prior to stroke are identified as a factor actiivities interferes with functional outcome after stroke.

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Validation of the Frenchay activity index on stroke victims

Inter-rater reliability of the Frenchay Activities Index in patients with stroke and their carers. Level of physical activity in the week preceding an ischemic stroke. To evaluate the inter-rater reliability and predictive validity of the Frenchay Activities Index FAI in patients after stroke.


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Assessment of functional status in stroke patients. We have established preliminary age and sex norms that should be interpreted with caution, given the low response rate. However, in this study, these variables were collected from medical records, which limits their reliability as concomitant predictors. Completion of the questionnaire is easy and takes only a few minutes.

Brennan P, Silman A. Add to My Bibliography. Services on Demand Journal. Their prestroke status was registered retrospectively. Their use as a functional predictor in the acute phase after stroke, however, is inadequate 22 Responsiveness and validity of two outcome measures of instrumental activities of daily living in stroke survivors receiving rehabilitative therapies. The mean scores in the prestroke, poststroke, and control group demonstrated differences in functional status.

Predicting functional outcome and survival after acute ischemic stroke. The FAI score is based on the frequency with which activities were performed in the previous three or six months, ranging from 0 inactive to 45 very active and can be classified as: Social activities after stroke: We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads.

Similar to these findings, Piercy et al. The Frenchay Activities Index has been developed specifically for measuring disability and handicap in stroke patients. Please review our privacy policy. The reliability of unweighted scores range of Cronbach’s alpha-coefficients, 0.