Functional Ambulation Category
This instrument is freely available here: Functional Ambulation Category
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.
Time to administer: 5 minutes or less
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
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Document last updated February 2018