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10 Meter Walk Test10 Meter Walk Test
10MWT
05 Minutes or LessFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Geriatrics; Hip Fracture; Lower Limb Amputation; Movement Disorders; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryFunctional Mobility; Gait; VestibularNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitation Measures Team in 2010; Updated with references from the Alzheimer's Disease population by Jenna Poulter, SPT and Mackenzie Riebel, SPT in 2011; Updated with references from the Spinal Cord Injury population by Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, ATP, NCS and Jennifer H. Kahn, PT, DPT, NCS and the SCIEDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with references from the Traumatic Brain Injury population by the TBIEDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 2012; Updated by Kathleen Chizewski, SPT and Jessica Wierdak, SPT in 11/2012; Updated with references from the Parkinson's Disease population by Jeffrey Hoder, PT, DPT, NCS and the PD EDGE tast force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 2013. Updated by  Karen Lambert PT, MPT, NCS and Linda B. Horn PT, DScPT, MHS, NCS of the VEDGE task force for the Neurology section of the APTA in 2013
1/22/2014

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

HR

HR

HR

SCI EDGE

HR

HR

HR

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

TBI EDGE

LS

R

LS

R

LS

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

LS

HR

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

R

LS

LS

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

SCI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

2 Minute Walk Test2 Minute Walk Test Instructions
2MWT
05 Minutes or LessFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Lower Limb Amputation; Multiple Sclerosis; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryAerobic Capacity; Functional Mobility; GaitNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Rachel Tappan, PT, NCS in 2010; Updated with references from the geriatric population by Ernesto Garcia, SPT and Matthew Walthers, SPT in 2011; Updated with references from the TBI population by Katie Hays, PT, DPT and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with references from the geriatric population by Ernesto Garcia, SPT and Matthew Walthers, SPT in 2012; Updated with references for the PD population in 2013.
2/28/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

MS EDGE

UR

UR

UR

UR

UR

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

NR

NR

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

UR

UR

UR

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

MS EDGE

Yes

Yes

No

TBI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

30 second sit to stand test
30-s chair stand; 30CST
05 Minutes or LessFreeArthritis; Geriatrics; Movement DisordersBalance Non-Vestibular; Functional Mobility; StrengthNo Training; Reading an Article/ManualYes
Alicia Esposito, PT, DPT, NCS & the PD Edge Task Force of the Neurology Section of the APTA; Updated by Diane Wrisley, PT, PhD, NCS and Elizabeth Dannenbaum MScPT, for the Vestibular EDGE taskforce of the Neurology section of the APTA
5/20/2013
360 Degree Turn Test
360° Turn Test
05 Minutes or LessFreeGeriatrics; Movement Disorders; Parkinson’s DiseaseBalance Non-Vestibular; Gaitno trainingYes

Terry Ellis PT, PhD, NCS and Laura Savella sPT, & the PD Edge Task Force of the Neurology Section of the APTA

5/1/2013
4 Functional Tasks for Wheelchairs
06 to 30 MinutesNo
Initially reviewed by Irene Ward, PT, DPT, NCS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 6/2012
11/28/2012
6 Minute Walk Test 6 Minute Walk Test Instructions (other languages available below)
6MWT
06 to 30 MinutesFreeArthritis; Fibromyalgia; Geriatrics; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Spinal Cord Injury; StrokeAerobic Capacity; GaitNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Jason Raad, MS and Rachel Tappan PT, NCS in 2010; Updated with references for the SCI and PD populations by Lars Petersen, SPT and Shawn White, SPT in 2011; Updated by candy Tefertiller PT, DPT, ATP, NCS and Jennifer Kahn PT, DPT, NCS and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with references for the TBI population by Katie Hays, PT, DPT and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA; Updated with references for Osteoarthritis, Stroke, and Alzheimer's Disease by Kevin Pelczarski, SPT, Melissa Potts, SPT, and Brittany Brown, SPT in 10/2012; Updated with references for the PD population by Jeffrey Hoder, PT, DPT, NCS and the PD EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2013.
4/26/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

HR

HR

HR

SCI EDGE

HR

HR

HR

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

MS EDGE

R

HR

R

HR

NR

TBI EDGE

LS

R

LS

R

NR

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

LS

HR

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

HR

R

LS

NR

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

HR

HR

R

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

SCI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

MS EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Action Research Arm TestAvailable at the Internet Stroke Center (External Link)
ARAT
06 to 30 MinutesFreeMultiple Sclerosis; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryActivities of Daily Living; Coordination; Dexterity; Upper Extremity FunctionNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitation Measures Team in 2011; Updated by Cara Weisbach, PT, DPT and Wendy Romney, PT, DPT, NCS and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA with references from the chronic stroke population in 2012; Updated by Irene Ward, PT, DPT, NCS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012.
1/17/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

R

R

R

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

R

R

R

R

R

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

R

R

R

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

SCI EDGE

No

No

No

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Activities-Specific Balance Confidence ScaleABC Scale available here (other languages below)
ABC
06 to 30 MinutesFreeMultiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Stroke; Vestibular DisordersBalance Vestibular; Balance Non-Vestibular; Functional MobilityNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Jason Raad, MS and the Rehabilitation Measures Team in 2010; Updated with references from the stroke, PD, elderly, and TBI populations by Julie Hamby, SPT and Ryan Lainez Rivadelo, SPT in 2011; Updated by Phyllis Palma, PT, DPT, Christopher Newman, PT, MPT, NCS, and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012; Updated by Sue Saliga, PT, MS, DHSc and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with references for the Stroke and Parkinson's Disease populations by Sarah Menhennett, SPT and Jennifer Malwitz Ponce, SPT in 11/2012; Updated by Erin Hussey, PT, DPT, MS, NCS and the PD EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2013; Updated by Jennifer Fay, PT, DPT, NCS and Tracy Rice, PT, MPH, MCS and the Vestibular EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2013
 
3/22/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

NR

R

R

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

NR

R

R

R

R

MS EDGE

R

R

R

R

R

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

NR

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

NR

NR

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

R

R

R

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

No

Yes

Yes

SCI EDGE

No

No

No

MS EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

TBI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Activity Card SortInformation about the ACS is available on the publishers website
ACS
60 Minutes or MoreNot FreeAcquired Brain Injury; Cerebral Palsy; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Peripheral Neuropathy; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryActivities of Daily Living; Life Participation; Occupational PerformanceReading an Article/ManualYes
Activity Measure for Post Acute CareFor more information on the AM-PAC, click here.
AM-PAC
Not FreeActivities of Daily Living; Cognition; Functional MobilityReading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by Jason Raad and the Rehabilitation Measures Team; Updated by Tammie Keller Johnson PT, DPT, NCS and and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in September 2012
3/1/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

NR

LS

LS

NR

NR

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

No

No

Yes

 

Agitated Behavior ScaleAgitated Behavior Scale available here (other languages below)
ABS
FreeAcquired Brain Injury; Traumatic Brain InjuryReading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA 6/2012
11/30/2012

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

R

R

R

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale
ALSFRS
06 to 30 MinutesFreeno trainingYes
Initially reviewed by Hisham Alkhatib, PT in October 2013.
1/3/2014

 

Apathy Evaluation Scale (includes three forms – self, informant and clinician versions)Apathy Evaluation Scale available here (other languauges available below)
AES
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Geriatrics; Parkinson’s Disease; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryYes
Initially reviewed by Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 6/2012
12/7/2012

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

NR

LS

LS

R

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

No

No

Yes

Ashworth Scale / Modified Ashworth ScaleModified Ashworth Scale Instructions (other languages below)
AS / MAS
05 Minutes or LessFreeCerebral Palsy; Multiple Sclerosis; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjurySpasticityNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitation Measures Team; Updated by Phyllis Palma PT, DPT and Christopher Newman PT, MPT, NCS and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 9/2012; Updated with references for the TBI population by Irene Ward, PT, DPT, NCS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with references for Pediatrics and Cerebral Palsy by Anna Wetzel, SPT, Brian Baranyi, SPT, and Stephanie Johnson, SPT in 11/2012.
4/26/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

MS EDGE

UR

UR

UR

UR

UR

TBI EDGE

LS

R

R

R

R

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

UR

UR

UR

UR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

SCI EDGE

No

Yes

No

MS EDGE

No

No

No

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Assessment of Life HabitsFind Information for the LIFE-H at iNDCP
Life-H
06 to 30 MinutesNot FreeCerebral Palsy; Multiple Sclerosis; Spinal Cord Injury; StrokeActivities of Daily Living; Communication; Eating; Executive Function; Life Participation; Quality of LifeNo Training; Reading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitation Measures Team; Updated by Sue Saliga, PT, MS, DHSc, Anna de Joya, PT, MS, NCS, and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012; Updated by Ashley Marrapode, SPT, Taylor McCulloch. SPT, Kristy Samra, SPT in 11/2012. 
4/25/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

NR

R

R

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

NR

R

R

R

R

TBI EDGE

NR

NR

NR

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

No

Yes

Yes

TBI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Assistive Technology Device Predisposition AssessmentInformation can be found on the publisher's website
ATD-PA
06 to 30 Minutes; 60 Minutes or MoreNot FreeAcquired Brain Injury; Cerebral Palsy; Geriatrics; Lower Limb Amputation; Movement Disorders; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s disease; Spinal Cord Injury; StrokeActivities of Daily Living; Functional Mobility; Life Participation; Quality of LifeReading an Article/ManualYes
Awareness Questionairrehttp://www.tbims.org/combi/aq
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Traumatic Brain InjuryNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 6/2012
11/27/2012

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

NR

LS

NR

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

No

No

Yes

Back Pain Functional ScaleBack Pain Functional Scale
BPFS
PainFunctional Mobility; PainYes
Initially reviewed by Jill Smiley, MPH and the Rehabilitation Measurse Team in August 2013.
8/9/2013
Balance Error Scoring SystemBalance Error Scoring System here (other languages below)
BESS
06 to 30 MinutesNot FreeConcussion; Traumatic Brain InjuryVestibularNo Training; Reading an Article/ManualNo
Initially reviewed by Katie Hays, PT, DPT and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 5/2012. Updated by Karen Lambert, PT, MPT, NCS and the Vestibular EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA 6/2013
4/6/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

NR

R

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependent

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

R

LS

NR

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

No

Yes

No

Balance Evaluation Systems TestBESTest here (other languages below)

BESTest

06 to 30 MinutesGeriatrics; Parkinson’s DiseaseBalance Non-Vestibular; Gait; StrengthReading an Article/ManualYes

Initially reviewed by Kirsten Potter, PT, DPT, MS, NCS and the MS EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 3/2011; Updated with the TBI population by Katie Hays, PT, DPT, and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 5/2012; Updated for PD population by Cathy Harro MS, PT, NCS and the PD EDGE Task Force of Neurology Section, APTA 3/2013. Updated for the Vestibular EDGE task force of the Neurology section by Diane Wrisley PT, PhD, NCS and Elizabeth Dannenbaum MScPT 11/2013

11/14/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

UR

UR

UR

SCI EDGE

NR

NR

LS

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

UR

UR

UR

UR

UR

MS EDGE

UR

UR

UR

UR

UR

TBI EDGE

NR

LS

LS

LS

NR

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

NR

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

UR

UR

UR

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

No

No

Yes

SCI EDGE

No

No

No

MS EDGE

No

No

No

TBI EDGE

No

No

No

Barthel IndexAvailable at the Internet Stroke Center (other languages available below)
BI
05 Minutes or LessFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Geriatrics; StrokeActivities of Daily Living; Functional Mobility; GaitNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitaton Measures Team in 2010; Updated by Kelly Askins, SPT and Holly Ford, SPT with stroke and elderly populations in 2011; Updated with references for the TBI population by Tammie Keller, PT, DPT, MS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012
1/21/2012

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

LS

R

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

NR

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

No

No

Yes

Baseline Dyspnea IndexLink to Baseline Dyspnea Index
05 Minutes or LessFreeNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Kavita Joshi, PT, MS in 10/2013.
2/7/2014
Beck Depression InventoryAvailable to purchase through the publisher's website (other languages available below)
BDI-II (Revised 1996)
05 Minutes or LessNot FreeStrokeDepressionNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Jason Raad, MS and the Rehabilitation Measures Team in 2010; Updated by Theresa Gilsdorf, SPT and Stephanie Korso, SPT with chronic pain, psychiatric, cardiovascular, and SCI populations in 2011
4/26/2012
Behavior And Symptom Identification ScaleFind it on the BASIS website
BASIS-32
Not FreeYes
Behavioral Inattention TestAvailable for purchase from the publisher's website (other languages below)
BIT
60 Minutes or MoreNot FreeStrokeVision & PerceptionNo TrainingYes
Berg Balance ScaleMeasure available at through external link (other languages available below)
BBS
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Arthritis; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryBalance Non-Vestibular; Functional MobilityNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Jason Raad, MS and Jennifer Moore, PT, DHS, NCS and the Rehabilitation Measures Team in 2010; Updated in 2011; Updated with references from the SCI population by Phyllis Palma PT, DPT, Christopher Newman PT, MPT, NCS, Jennifer Kahn PT, DPT, NCS and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with references from the TBI population by Katie Hays, PT, DPT and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with references from the stroke, vestibular, cerebral palsy, and arthritis populations by Abby Lutz, SPT, Tiffanie Kimura, SPT, and Urvika Patel, SPT in 10/2012. Updated with references for individuals with vestibular disorders by Linda B. Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, NCS, Karen H. Lambert, PT, MPT, NCS and the Vestibular EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA (2013).       
6/19/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

R

HR

HR

SCI EDGE

R

R

R

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

R

HR

HR

HR

HR

MS EDGE

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

TBI EDGE

LS

R

LS

R

LS

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

LS

R

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

NR

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

HR

HR

HR

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

SCI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

MS EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bow and Lean Test
BLT
05 Minutes or LessFreeVestibular DisordersVestibularReading an Article/Manual; Training CourseNo

Linda B. Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, NCS, Karen H. Lambert, PT, MPT, NCS, and the Vestibular EDGE Task Force of the American Physical Therapy Association (2013)

2/17/2013
Box and Block TestBox and Blocks Test Instructions
BBT
05 Minutes or LessNot FreeMultiple Sclerosis; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryActivities of Daily Living; Coordination; Dexterity; Upper Extremity FunctionNo TrainingYes

Initially reviewed by Jason Raad, MS of the Rehabilitation Measures Team and Dorian Rose, PT, PhD of the StrokEdge Taskforce of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 9/2011; Updated with references for Stroke and Fibromyalgia populations by Denise Toombs, SPT and Marina Yusupova, SPT in 2011

4/26/2012

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

R

R

R

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

R

R

R

R

R

MS EDGE

R

R

R

R

R

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

R

R

R

R

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

No

Yes

Yes

MS EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Braden Scale (Pressure Ulcer)Measure available on the bradenscale.com website (other languages available below)
BS
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Cardiac Conditions; Cerebral Palsy; Geriatrics; Movement Disorders; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryGeneral HealthNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Jason Raad, MS and the Rehabilitation Measures Team in 2010; Updated with references for the home health, critical care, and SCI populations by Mike Bruszer, SPT and John Kim SPT in 2011
4/26/2012
Brief Balance Evaluation Systems Test
Brief BESTest
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Geriatrics; Parkinson’s Disease; Peripheral Neuropathy; Traumatic Brain Injury; Vestibular DisordersBalance Non-Vestibular; Functional Mobilityreading an article/manualYes
Cathy Harro MS, PT, NCS and the PD EDGE Task Force of Neurology Section of the APTA
6/3/2013
Brunel Balance Assessmenthttp://usir.salford.ac.uk/4886/1/new_BBA_manual.pdf
BBA
06 to 30 MinutesFreeStroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryBalance Non-VestibularReading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by Katie Hays, PT, DPT and the TBI EDGE taskforce of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 5/2012
11/27/2012

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

UR

UR

UR

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

UR

UR

UR

UR

UR

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

NR

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

No

No

No

TBI EDGE

No

No

No

Bryce-Ragnarsson Pain TaxonomyFull text available on PubMed (other languages available below)

BR-SCI-PT

06 to 30 MinutesFreeSpinal Cord InjuryPainNo Training; Reading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitation Measures Team in 2011; Updated by Rachel Tappan, PT, NCS, Eileen Tseng, PT, DPT, NCS, and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012
1/1/2011

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

SCI EDGE

No

No

Yes

Canadian Neurological ScaleMeasure available at Strokecenter.org (external link)
CNS
05 Minutes or LessFreeStrokeAphasia; Cognition; Functional MobilityNo TrainingYes
Canadian Occupational Performance MeasureAvailable for purchase at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (external link)
COPM
06 to 30 MinutesNot FreeArthritis; Cerebral Palsy; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Pain; Parkinson’s Disease; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryActivities of Daily Living; Functional Mobility; Life Participation; Occupational PerformanceReading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitation Measures Team; Updated with references from the TBI population by Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS, Coby Nirider, PT, DPT, and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with references for Arthritis, Pediatrics, and Ankylosing Spondylitis by Brianna DeBois, SPT, Samantha Dillon, SPT, and Jennifer Kick, SPT in 11/2012.
3/22/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

UR

UR

UR

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

NR

UR

UR

UR

UR

MS EDGE

UR

UR

UR

UR

UR

TBI EDGE

NR

NR

NR

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

UR

UR

UR

UR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

No

No

Yes

MS EDGE

No

No

No

TBI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Capabilities of Upper Extremity InstrumentAvailable on Spinalcordcenter.org
CUE
06 to 30 MinutesFreeSpinal Cord InjuryFunctional MobilityNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Cara Leone Weibsach PT, DPT; Wendy Romney, PT, DPT, NCS; and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 3/2012
12/13/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

R

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

R

R

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

SCI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Cardiac Depression Scale
05 Minutes or LessFreeno trainingYes
Initally reviewed by Kristine Flais in November 2013.
1/3/2014
No recommendations available from APTA
Caregiver Strain IndexLink to instrument at NYU Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (other languages available below)
CSI
05 Minutes or LessFreeGeriatrics; Parkinson’s Disease; StrokeNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Jasmine M. Savla, PT in 10/2012
1/31/2013
Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)CES-D can be found at Depression-help-resource.com
CES-D
06 to 30 MinutesNot FreeAcquired Brain Injury; Arthritis; Geriatrics; Multiple Sclerosis; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryDepressionReading an Article/ManualYes
Cervical Joint Position Error Test
Cervical JPET
05 Minutes or Less; 06 to 30 MinutesFreeNeck Injury; PainPain; Range of Motion; VestibularNo Training; Reading an Article/Manual; Training CourseNo

Jennifer L. Stoskus, PT, MSPT, DPT , Matthew R. Scherer PT, PhD, NCS and the Vestibular EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA

11/12/2013
Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment MeasureChedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment Measure Manual and Scoring Form (other languages available below)
CMSA
31 to 60 MinutesFreeStrokeFunctional MobilityReading an Article/ManualYes

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

R

R

R

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

R

R

UR

R

R

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

StrokEDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Chronic Respiratory Disease Questionnaire
CRQ
06 to 30 MinutesNot FreeChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Geriatrics; Pulmonary DiseaseQuality of LifeNo TrainingNo
Initially reviewed by Jason Barbas, PT, DPT, NCS in 1/2010
 
 
 
8/1/2012
Classification for Chronic Pain in SCI/Cardenas Pain Classification
06 to 30 MinutesFreeSpinal Cord InjuryPainNo TrainingNo
Initially reviewed by Rachel Tappan, PT, NCS and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 3/2012
12/13/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

SCI EDGE

NR

NR

NR

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

NR

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

SCI EDGE

No

No

No

Clinical Outcome Variables ScaleAvailable for purchase at the publishers website (external link)
COVS
06 to 30 MinutesNot FreeAcquired Brain Injury; Multiple Sclerosis; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryFunctional MobilityReading an Article/ManualYes
Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and Balance; Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and BalanceAvailable through the University of Missouri
CTSIB; mCTSIB; SOT
06 to 30 MinutesFreeGeriatrics; Peripheral Neuropathy; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain Injury; Vestibular DisordersBalance Vestibular; Balance Non-Vestibular; Functional MobilityReading an Article/Manual; Training CourseYes
Initially reviewed by Theresa Sukal Moulton, PT, DPT, PhD and Rachel Tappan, PT, NCS in 2010; Updated with vestibular, Alzheimers, and elderly populations by Sofia Anastasopoulos, SPT and Ned Zerwic, SPT in 2011; Updated by Heidi Roth, PT, DHS, NCS, Katie Hays, PT, DPT, and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the ATPA in 2012; Updated with references for Pediatric, Alzheimer's, and Stroke populations by Megan O'Connell, SPT and Jeff Beyrau, SPT in 11/2012. Updated by Deb Kegelmeyer DPT, MS, GCS and the PD EDGE task force 2013. Updated by Diane Wrisley, PT, PhD, NCS and Elizabeth Dannenbaum, MScPT for the Vestibular EDGEtask force of the Neurology section of the APTA
11/14/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

MS EDGE

UR

UR

UR

UR

UR

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

NR

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

UR

UR

UR

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

MS EDGE

No

No

No

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

No

Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction on Balance (VEDGE)
CTSIB
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Geriatrics; Knee Dysfunction; Movement Disorders; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Peripheral Neuropathy; Stroke; Traumatic Brain Injury; Vestibular DisordersBalance Vestibular; Balance Non-VestibularNo Training; Reading an Article/ManualYes
Diane Wrisley, PT, PhD, NCS and Elizabeth Dannenbaum, MScPT for the Vestibular EDGEtask force of the Neurology section of the APTA
11/14/2013
Clock Drawing TestClock Drawing Test Instructions (other languages available below)
CDT
05 Minutes or LessFreeStrokeCognitionNo TrainingYes
Cognitive Loghttp://www.tbims.org/combi/coglog/index.html
Cog-Log
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Traumatic Brain InjuryNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 6/2012
11/28/2012

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

NR

R

NR

NR

NR

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

No

No

Yes

Coma Recovery Scale-RevisedLink to the CRS-R
CRS-R
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryReading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by Erin Donnelly, PT, MSPT, NCS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 6/2012
1/19/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

R

HR

HR

HR

HR

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Community Balance and Mobility ScaleFind it on Toronto Rehab's website
CB&M
31 to 60 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Cerebral Palsy; Geriatrics; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryBalance VestibularReading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitation Measures Team; Updated with references from the TBI populatio by Tammie Keller Johnson, PT, DPT, MS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012; Updated by Minu M. Nair, PT in 10/2012
2/19/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

R

R

R

R

R

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

R

R

NR

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Community Integration Measure
CIM
05 Minutes or LessFreeTraumatic Brain InjuryNo TrainingNo
Initially reviewed by Anna de Joya, PT, MS, NCS, Coby D Nirider, PT, DPT, and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 8/2012
12/10/2012

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

NR

NR

NR

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

No

No

No

Community Integration QuestionnaireCommunity Integration Questionnaire Testing Form
CIQ
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryActivities of Daily Living; Life ParticipationNo Training; Reading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitation Measures Team; Updated with SCI populations by Candy Tefertiller PT, DPT, ATP, NCS, Jennifer Kahn PT, DPT, NCS and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with TBI populations by Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012.
1/18/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

NR

NR

NR

R

R

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

SCI EDGE

No

No

No

TBI EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

Community Integration Questionnaire IICommunity Integration Questionnaire II
CIQ-II
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Arthritis; Cardiac Conditions; Cerebral Palsy; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Concussion; Fibromyalgia; Geriatrics; Hip fracture; Hip Fracture; Knee Dysfunction; Lower Limb Amputation; Movement Disorders; Multiple Sclerosis; Neck Injury; Pain; Parkinson’s Disease; Peripheral Neuropathy; Pulmonary Disease; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain Injury; Vestibular DisordersActivities of Daily Living; Life ParticipationReading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitation Measures Team; Updated by Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS, Sue Saliga, PT, DHSc, CEEAA, and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012.
1/20/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below.  These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

No

No

No

Container DO NOT REMOVE
Yes
Continuous Scale Physical Functional Performance; Short form: Continuous Scale Physical Functional Performance 10; Wheel chair users: Wheel Chair Physical Functional Performancehttp://www.coe.uga.edu/cs-pfp/index.html
CS-PFP
Short form: CS-PFP10
Wheel chair users: WC-PFP
31 to 60 Minutes; 60 Minutes or MoreNot FreeCardiac Conditions; Fibromyalgia; Geriatrics; Movement Disorders; Parkinson’s Disease; StrokeActivities of Daily Living; Balance Non-Vestibular; Coordination; Functional Mobility; Gait; General Health; Strength; Upper Extremity Functiontraining course
Terry Ellis, PT, PhD, NCS; Laura Savella sPT; & the PD Edge Task Force of the Neurology Section of the APTA
4/30/2013
 
Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique Available on the Craig Hospital website
CHART / CHART-SF
06 to 30 MinutesFreeLower Limb Amputation; Multiple Sclerosis; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryActivities of Daily Living; Behavior; Cognition; Coordination; Functional Mobility; Occupational Performance; Social Relationships; Social SupportReading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by Jason Raad, MS in 2010; Updated by Punam Rajyaguru, SPT and Tiffany Ducato, SPT with burn, amputee, and MS populations in 2011; Updated by Candy Tefertiller PT, DPT, ATP, NCS, Jennifer Kahn PT, DPT, NCS and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 2012;
Updated with references from the TBI population by Sue Saliga, PT, DHSc, CEEAA, Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS, and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012.
1/18/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

R

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

NR

NR

NR

LS

LS

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

R

R

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

SCI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

TBI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors Information Available in the Craig Hospital Website
CHIEF/ CHIEF-SF
06 to 30 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Arthritis; Cardiac Conditions; Cerebral Palsy; Geriatrics; Hip fracture; Knee Dysfunction; Lower Limb Amputation; Movement Disorders; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Peripheral Neuropathy; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain InjuryActivities of Daily Living; Patient Satisfaction; Quality of LifeNo Training; Reading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by the Rehabilitation Measures Team; Updated with references from the SCI population by Candy Tefertiller PT, DPT, NCS, Jennifer Kahn PT, DPT, NCS and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with references from the TBI population by Sue Saliga, PT, DHSc, CEEAA, Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS, and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012.
1/18/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

R

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

NR

NR

NR

LS

LS

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

R

R

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

SCI EDGE

No

No

No

TBI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Depression Anxiety Stress ScaleDepression Anxiety Stress Scale
DASS
05 Minutes or LessFreeno trainingYes
Initially reviewed by Daniel Chellette, SPT, Jarod Hill, SPT, Emily Kemp, SPT, Claire McCormick, SPT, Anne McLean, SPT, Stacie Morris, SPT, Morgan Mowery, SPT, Matt Rossman, SPT, Elizabeth Schuppert, SPT, Justin Zych, SPT, and Rebecca Schuck, SPT
12/11/2013

(From the DASS Website)

  • If there is only one missing item, one can average over the remaining items for the scale in question. Too many missing items (>2 missing items per 14-item scale) may compromise the validity of the DASS and the subject should be omitted
  • To educate users on depression, anxiety and stress, consider listing key symptoms and pointing out that everyone occasionally experiences some degree of each scale, but they should ask for help if they feel them strongly or frequently. If taking a test on a computer, do not provide automated interpretation/calculation to users
  • It is unlikely that the factor structure will vary between groups; therefore norms are irrelevant for special populations. Instead, focus on whether the group in question is capable of understanding items and responding in an unbiased way
  • Beware of exaggerations and disguising of symptoms- no lie scale built into the DASS; consider a different measure if this is suspected in order to counteract this type of bias
  • Patient must be able to speak, understand, and read the language of the test. Also, must be able to write and fill out the measure
Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand QuestionnaireThe DASH Website
DASH
06 to 30 MinutesFreeArthritis; Geriatrics; Movement Disorders; PainUpper Extremity FunctionNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Jill Smiley, MPH and Allison Todd in 5/2012; Updated by Franco Calabrese, SPT, Adam Fagan, SPT, and Patrick Galvin, SPT in 11/2012.
4/5/2013
Recommendations have not been made
Disability Rating Scale (for TBI)http://www.tbims.org/combi/drs/drsrat.html
DRS
FreeAcquired Brain Injury; Traumatic Brain InjuryReading an Article/ManualYes
Initially reviewed by Sue Saliga, PT, DHSc, CEEAA and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 9/2012
12/13/2012

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

LS

R

LS

R

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Disability Rating Scale/ Disability Scale (Vestibular Disorders)
05 Minutes or LessFreeVestibular DisordersActivities of Daily Living; Balance Vestibular; Functional Mobility; General Health; Occupational PerformanceNo Training; Reading an Article/Manual

Initially reviewed by Jennifer Fay, PT, DPT, NCS and Tracy Rice, PT, MPH, NCS and the Vestibular EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA

3/29/2013
Disorders of Consciousness Scalehttp://www.queri.research.va.gov/ptbri/docs_training/manual_2011.pdf
DOCS
31 to 60 MinutesFreeAcquired Brain Injury; Traumatic Brain InjuryReading an Article/Manual; Training CourseYes
Initially reviewed by Erin Donnelly, PT, NCS and Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 7/2012
12/7/2012
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine published their systematic review of scales for disorders of consciousness. They recommended that the Disorders of Consciousness Scale (DOCS) be used to assess DOC with moderate reservations. The expert consensus found that the DOCS had either good or acceptable content validity and acceptable standardized administration and scoring procedures. (Seel et al, 2010)
 

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

TBI EDGE

NR

R

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

TBI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Dix–Hallpike Maneuver

Dix–Hallpike

05 Minutes or LessFreeGeriatrics; Vestibular DisordersVestibularReading an Article/ManualNo
Initially reviewed by Jason Raad, MS in 4/2012. Reviewed and Updated by  Karen Lambert PT, MPT, NCS and Linda B. Horn PT, DScPT, MHS, NCS of the VEDGE task force for the Neurology section of the APTA in 2013
6/20/2013

Not Established

Dizziness Handicap InventoryAvailabe on Southhampton Hospital's website (other languages available below)
DHI
06 to 30 MinutesFreeGeriatrics; Multiple Sclerosis; Traumatic Brain Injury; Vestibular DisordersBalance Vestibular; Gait; Quality of Life; Social Relationships; VestibularNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Amy M. Yorke, PT, NCS and the MS EDGE task force and Irene Ward, PT, DPT, NCS and the TBI EDGE taskforce of the Neurology Section of the APTA; Updated by Salomi R. Vora in 10/2012. Updated with references for individuals with vestibular disorders by Tracy Rice, PT, MPH, NCS and Jenny Fay, PT, DPT, NCS and the Vestibular EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA (2013)
 
7/29/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

MS EDGE

NR

R

UR

HR

UR

TBI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

R

R

 

Recommendations for use based on ambulatory status after brain injury:

 

Completely Independent

Mildly dependant

Moderately Dependant

Severely Dependant

TBI EDGE

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Recommendations based on EDSS Classification:

 

EDSS 0.0 – 3.5

EDSS 4.0 – 5.5

EDSS 6.0 – 7.5

EDSS 8.0 – 9.5

MS EDGE

HR

HR

HR

UR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

MS EDGE

Yes

Yes

Yes

TBI EDGE

No

Yes

Yes

Donovan Spinal Cord Injury Pain Classification Scale
06 to 30 MinutesFreeSpinal Cord InjuryPainNo TrainingNo
Initially reviewed by Rachel Tappan, PT, NCS; Eileen Tseng, PT, DPT, NCS; and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 3/2012
1/3/2014

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

SCI EDGE

NR

NR

NR

 

Recommendations based on SCI AIS Classification:

 

AIS A/B

AIS C/D

SCI EDGE

NR

NR

 

Recommendations for entry-level physical therapy education and use in research:

 

Students should learn to administer this tool? (Y/N)

Students should be exposed to tool? (Y/N)

Is this tool appropriate for use in intervention research studies? (Y/N)

SCI EDGE

No

No

No

Dynamic Gait IndexAvailable on Missouri.edu's website (other languages available below)
DGI
06 to 30 MinutesFreeGeriatrics; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Stroke; Vestibular DisordersBalance Vestibular; Balance Non-Vestibular; Functional Mobility; GaitNo TrainingYes
Initially reviewed by Jason Raad, MS in 2010; Updated with references for the PD, chronic stroke, vestibular, and brain injury populations by Ali Garmisa, SPT and Melanie Goldstick, SPT in 2011; Updated by Candy Tefertiller PT, DPT, ATP, NCS, Jennifer Kahn PT, DPT, NCS and the SCI EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 2012; Updated with references from the TBI population by Katie Hays, PT, DPT and the TBI EDGE task force of the Neurology Section of the APTA in 2012; updated by Cathy Harro PT, MS, NCS and PD EDGE task force of the Neurology Section, APTA. Reviewed and updated by Diane Wrisley, PT, PhD, NCS and Elizabeth Dannenbaum, MScPT for Vestibular EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA in 2013.
11/14/2013

Recommendations from the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s StrokEDGE Taskforce, MSEDGE Taskforce, SCI EDGE Taskforce, and the TBI EDGE Taskforce are listed below. These recommendations were developed by a panel of research and clinical experts using a modified Delphi process.

 

For detailed information about how recommendations were made, please visit:  http://www.neuropt.org/go/healthcare-professionals/neurology-section-outcome-measures-recommendations

 

Abbreviations:

HR

Highly Recommend

R

Recommend

LS / UR

Reasonable to use, but limited study in target group  / Unable to Recommend

NR

Not Recommended

 

Recommendations for use based on acuity level of the patient:

 

Acute

(CVA < 2 months post)

(SCI < 1 month post)

Subacute

(CVA 2 to 6 months)

(SCI 3 to 6 months)

Chronic

(> 6 months)

StrokEDGE

HR

HR

HR

SCI EDGE

LS

LS

LS

 

Recommendations based on level of care in which the assessment is taken:

 

Acute Care

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Facility

Outpatient

Rehabilitation

Home Health

StrokEDGE

HR

HR

HR

HR

HR

MS EDGE

R

R