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Chelsea Critical Care Assessment Tool
Availability
Information about this instrument is available at: Chelsea Critical Care Physical Assessment Tool.
Classification
Exploratory: Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
Short Description of Instrument
The Chelsea Critical Care Physical Assessment Tool is used to measure physical morbidity and recovery in the critical care population.
Domains: grip strength, bed mobility, supine to sit, sit to stand, standing balance, stepping.
The CPAx is comprised of 10 commonly assessed components of physical assessment, which are evaluated on a 6-point Guttman scale.
Comments
In the intensive care unit (ICU): Good reliability, but not for cognition. For cognition use SF36 for cognitive items instead.
Scoring
Items are scored on a scale of 0 (complete dependence) to 5 (independence). Overall scores range from 0 to 50 points.
References
Corner EJ, Wood H, Englebretsen C, Thomas A, Grant RL, Nikoletou D, Soni N. The Chelsea critical care physical assessment tool (CPAx): validation of an innovative new tool to measure physical morbidity in the general adult critical care population; an observational proof-of-concept pilot study. Physiotherapy. 2013;99(1):33–41.
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