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Table 1 Bather Index scores

From: A novel Longshi Scale measured activity of daily living disability in elderly patients affected by neurological diseases: a multi-center cross-sectional study in China

Items Unable to perform the task Needs assistance Fully independent
Feeding 0 5 10
Bathing self 0 0 5
Personal hygiene 0 0 5
Dressing 0 5 10
Bowel control 0 5 10
Bladder control 0 5 10
Toilet 0 5 10
Chair/bed transfers 0 5–10 15
Ambulation 0 5–10 15
Wheelchaira 0 0 5
Stair climbing 0 5 10
Range 0   100
  1. aScore only if unable to walk
  2. A total BI score of 0–20 suggests total dependence, 21–60 severe dependence, 61–90 moderate dependence and 91–100 slight dependence. A score of 100 indicates that the patient can be independent of assistance from others in daily life