WHO Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0)

Information is from World Health Organisation Website http://www.who.int

WHODAS 2.0 supersedes WHODAS II and is an altogether different instrument that is grounded in the conceptual framework of the ICF. It integrates an individual’s level of functioning in major life domains and directly corresponds with ICF’s ‘activity and participation’ dimensions. Continue reading

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Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)

A nice video demonstrating the administration of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)

 

More information about the COPM can be found here: http://www.caot.ca/copm/index.htm

Multnomah Community Ability Scale

The Multnomah Community Ability Scale is a standardized mental health assessment which scores several different axes of functionality independently. The test was originally developed in Multnomah County, Oregon, whose name it still bears. The MCAS is a common tool in assessing progress on treatment goals, as it is more in-depth than the more simplified GAF scale. Continue reading

Occupational Therapy Functional Report Proforma

This Occupational Therapy Functional Report Proforma is something that I designed about 4 years ago for my personal use as I was finding the current proforma’s less then comprehensive. The proforma is based around the Occupational Performance Model of Australia. Its easily modified should the need arise and results from any additional assessments (i.e. cognitive or sensory) can easily be added into it. Continue reading

Modified – Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (m-GAF)

Axis V is part of the DSM “multi-axial” system for assessment. The five axis model is designed to provide a comprehensive diagnosis that includes a complete picture of not just acute symptoms but of the entire scope of factors that account for a patient’s mental health. This page explains DSM Axis V Continue reading

Social Functioning Scale

Social functioning as an outcome variable in family interventions with schizophrenic patients has been a relatively neglected area. The requirements of a scale of social functioning to measure the efficacy of family interventions include: the measurement of skill/behaviour relevant to the impairments and the demography of this group; the ability to yield considerable information with an economy of clinical time; Continue reading

Barthel Index

The Barthel scale or Barthel ADL index is an ordinal scale used to measure performance in activities of daily living (ADL). Each performance item is rated on this scale with a given number of points assigned to each level or ranking. Continue reading