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Introduction: Stroke is medically called cerebrovascular accident (CVA) that's described as a surprising lack of feature due to harm to the brain (hemorrhagic stroke) and absence of blood deliver to the brain (ischemic stroke) reasons weak spot of muscle specifically on one aspect of the body, confusion, trouble in speaking, visible disturbances, trouble in walking, surprising intense headache which ends up in long time disability. The World Health Organization has currently proposed a brand new International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health that defines additives of functioning and disability, in addition to sports and participation. The latter thing describes nine domain names of interest and participation: getting to know and making use of knowledge; widespread responsibilities and demands; communication; mobility; self-care; home lifestyles; interpersonal interplay and relationships; main lifestyles areas; and community, social, and civic lifestyles. Although scientific trials of stroke interventions robotically use mortality as an outcome, different results are each essential for scientific investigations and applicable to patients.Methods:A descriptive research design was adopted for the study. (n=60 )Samples patients with stroke whowere met the inclusion criteria is selected by using convenience sampling technique. After selecting the sample, the investigator introduced him-self and explained the purpose of the study to the participants’. Informed consent was obtained from the patients relatives after assured confidentiality. The Demographic and clinical variables were collected by using multiple choice questionnaires. The functional independence and disability assessing by using Barthel Index and Modified Ranking Scale. The score is monitored on the day of data collection. Each score evaluation will take 10 minutes. The data were tabulated and analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The level of functional independence among stroke patients study finding shows that out of 60 samples in level of functional independence by using Barthel index, 22(36.7%) were severely dependent, 20(33.3%) were moderately dependent, 11918.3%) were slightly dependent and 7(11.7%) were totally dependent and level of disability among stroke patients study finding despite that out of 60 samples, 22(36.7%) had moderately severe disability, 14(23.3%) had moderate disability, 11(18.3%) had slight disability, 10(16.7%) had severe disability and 3(5%) had no significant disability. Conclusion:A Barthel index and Modified Ranking Scale was effective scale to assessing the functional independence and disability among stroke patients.


Deepen M., Karpagam K., Kala Barathi S. A STUDY TO ASSESS THE FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDANCE AND DISABILITY EVALUVATION AMONG STROKE PATIENTS . Cardiometry; No.26 February 2023; p.-; DOI: .; Available from:


Functional independence,  disability,  Stroke,  Barthel Index and Modified Ranking Scale
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