A change of one category and 5 points was considered clinically significant for the Katz ADL scale and BI, respectively.
Pre- and 12-month post-discharge functional ADL assessments using the Katz ADL scale and BI were completed for 143 and 140 patients, respectively.
Both the BI and Katz ADL scales are standardised, validated indices used to assess patient functionality and independence.
Client and caregiver functional status was measured by a version of the Katz ADL scale
(Katz and Akpom, 1976), Lawton and Brody's IADL scale (Lawton and Brody, 1969).
57 (689) Social Class I + II 23 (262) III 50 (563) IV + V 27 (312) Physical Disability Scale Independent 58 (700) Katz ADL Scale Independent 76 (909) (*) Perceived health status Good 60 (672) (*) Manage on income No difficulty 80 (844) (*) Only asked of those resident in the community.
Similar results were found using the Katz ADL scale.