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Reintegration to Normal Living Index (RNLI)
Availability
Available in the public domain: Reintegration to Normal Living Index.
 
For more information about this instrument: Reintegration to Normal Living Index.
Classification
Exploratory: Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
Short Description of Instrument
The RNLI was developed to assess the degree of reintegration into normal social activities following a traumatic or incapacitating illness.
Comments/Special Instructions
Time to administer: approximately 10 minutes
No training is required to administer.
 
It consists of 11 statements made up of “daily functioning” and “perception of self” domains:
 
Indoor
Community and distance mpbility
Daily activities (work and school)
Recreational and social activities
Family role(s)
Personal relationships
Perception of self to others and general coping skills
Scoring
Each domain includes a visual analog scale (0-10) which consists of the statements:
1 = Does not describe my situation (minimal integration)
10 = Fully describes my integration (complete integration)
 
Adjusted Score = (Total Score/110)x100
  • Total Score = sum of all 11 items
  • Minimum Score = 0
  • Maximum Score = 100
References
Cardol M, de Haan RJ, van den Bos GA, de Jong BA, de Groot IJ. The development of a handicap assessment questionnaire: the Impact on Participation and Autonomy (IPA). Clin Rehabil. 1999;13(5):411–419.  
 
Mayo NE, Wood-Dauphinee S, Côté R, Durcan L, Carlton J. Activity, participation, and quality of life 6 months poststroke. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2002;83(8):1035–1042.  
 
Wood-Dauphinee SL, Opzoomer MA, Williams JI, Marchand B, Spitzer WO. Assessment of global function: The Reintegration to Normal Living Index. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1988;69(8):583–590.  
 
Wood-Dauphinee S, Williams JI. Reintegration to Normal Living as a proxy to quality of life. J Chronic Dis. 1987;40(6):491–502.
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