Report Viewer

NINDS CDE Notice of Copyright
Chelsea Critical Care Assessment Tool
Information about this instrument is available at: Chelsea Critical Care Physical Assessment Tool.
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.
In the intensive care unit (ICU): Good reliability, but not for cognition. For cognition use SF36 for cognitive items instead.
Items are scored on a scale of 0 (complete dependence) to 5 (independence). Overall scores range from 0 to 50 points.
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.


Document last updated February 2018