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Functional Ambulation Category
Availability
This instrument is freely available here: Functional Ambulation Category
Classification
Exploratory: Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
Short Description of Instrument
Functional Ambulation Category classifes patients based on basic motor skills needed for functional ambulation. It measures rehabilitation in wide range of conditions progress on a 6-point scale by determining how much support is required to walk with or without a personal assistive device.
Comments/Special Instructions
Time to administer: 5 minutes or less
Administration: paper/pencil
Scoring
There are six scoring categories:
1: Nonfunctional (cannot walk)
2: Dependent, Level II
3: Dependent, Level I
4: Dependent, Supervision
5: Independent, level Surfaces only
6: Independent, level and non-level surfaces
References
Holden MK, Gill KM, Magliozzi MR, Nathan J, Piehl-Baker L. Clinical gait assessment in the neurologically impaired. Reliability and meaningfulness. Phys Ther. 1984;64(1):35–40.
 
Wade DT. Measurement in neurological rehabilitation. Curr Opin Neurol Neurosurg. 1992;5(5):682–686.
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