Duke activity status index


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Duke Activity Status Index

Cardiology A measure of a person's functional capacity based on a 12-item questionnaire that correlates with peak O2 uptake during exercise testing

Duke ac·tiv·i·ty stat·us in·dex

(dūk ak-tiv'i-tē stat'ŭs in'deks)
A questionnaire used to estimate the subject's activity status and functional capacity in the absence of a stress test.
[Duke University, U.S.]
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1992), the Duke Activity Status Index to measure physical functioning (DASI, 12 items) (Hlatky, Boineau, Higginbotham, et al.
Lisa Kennard, University of Pittsburgh, demonstrated a marked correlation post-EECP treatment between improvement of angina functional class expressed by Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) angina classification and the Duke Activity Status Index (DASI) score which assesses functional capability in angina patients.
On average, the women had lower functional capacity as measured by the Duke Activity Status Index and significantly more cardiac symptoms.
Functional status, as measured by the Duke Activity Status Index (DASI), a broadly accepted tool for measuring changes in a patient's ability to perform routine daily activities, increased from 12.
On average, the women had lower functional capacity as measured by the Duke Activity Status Index, had significantly more cardiac symptoms, and were taking significantly more cardiac medications, Dr.
A significant improvement in quality of life measured by the Duke Activity Status Index (DASI), a measure of cardiac functional status, was also observed.