The assessment of occupational functioning (AOF) is a screening tool used to collect a broad range of information to influence a person’s occupational performance and to identify areas needing more in depth evaluation. Continue reading
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
The WHODAS II has been developed to assess the activity limitations and participation restrictions experienced by an individual irrespective of medical diagnosis. Continue reading
The Brookvale Living Skills Assessment is a great functional assessment used in conjunction with ADL observation. It’s easy to administer with the ‘tick and flick’ form and simple questions. A useful addition is the time use pie graph, where the clinician will draw their daily time use in the first circle as an example and then the client will fill out how they use their day in the second circle.