[D.W. Barthel, 20th-cent. U.S. psychiatrist]
A widely used functional assessment of activities of daily living. It assesses a person's ability to perform feeding, transfers, personal grooming and hygiene, toileting, walking, negotiating stairs, and controlling bowel and bladder functions.
SYN: SEE: Barthel index of activities of daily living
SEE: modified Rankin scale
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