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Reintegration to Normal Living Index (RNLI)
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For more information about this instrument: Reintegration to Normal Living Index.
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:
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
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
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Document last updated March 2018