maximal assistance

max·i·mal as·sis·tance

(mak'si-măl ă-sis'tăns)
Application at three or more points of contact by one or more people to assist a patient to perform a desired activity safely, with contribution of 75% or more effort by caregivers and 25% or less by the patient.
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ByTrendGeorgian and German defence ministers have signed a deal which for the first time in the history of Georgian-German military cooperation affirms Germany's support for Georgia's NATO integration and its commitment to provide "maximal assistance" for the country to achieve its goal of joining the alliance,Agenda.gereports.
Mannan, for his part, backed the ideas voiced by the Kyrgyz side and vowed maximal assistance in establishment and development of business ties between the parties.
Both men and women required maximal assistance for the same activities.
The patient ambulated 1.2 m with a hemi-walker and required maximal assistance. Two therapists were required to assist the patient with balance maintenance and postural support as well as to provide lower extremity advancement.
I No response: Total assistance II Generalized response: Total assistance III Localized response: Total assistance IV Confused-agitated: Maximal assistance V Confused-inappropriate, non-agitated: Maximal assistance VI Confused-appropriate: Moderate assistance VII Automatic-appropriate: Minimal assistance for daily living skills VIII Purposeful-appropriate: Stand-by assistance IX Purposeful-appropriate: Stand-by assistance on request X Purposeful-appropriate: Modified independent [dagger] [dagger] Naranjo Adverse Drug Reaction Probability Score:
She initially required maximal assistance for sit-to-stand (HD 11) but was able to come to stand with moderate assistance, and maintain standing with minimum assistance.
Score Independence/Assistance Level 7 Complete Independence 6 Modified Independence (Uses Assistive Device) 5 Requires Supervision 4 Requires Minimal Assistance (client 75%+) 3 Requires Moderate Assistance (client 50%+) 2 Requires Maximal Assistance (client 25%+) 1 Requires Total Assistance (client 0%+) Table 2.
Scoring refinements converted the six-point MDS scores independent (0), supervision (1), limited assistance (2), extensive assistance (3), total dependence (4), activity did not occur (8) to an eight-point scale by adding a setup help only, and maximal assistance (between extensive assistance and total dependence).
To be considered complete, a BSIS and wall sign had to include: (1) the number of caregivers needed for the transfer, (2) the type of transfer to be performed and (3) the amount of physical assistance necessary from caregiver(s) (i.e., minimal, moderate or maximal assistance).
She was incontinent and needed maximal assistance with activites of daily living, but was somewhat resistant to care.
Improved static sitting balance from dependent assistance to maximal assistance to enable participation in seated ADLs and prevent adverse effects from prolonged bed rest.
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