Predictive Equations for Patients with Stroke in Acute Care
The assessment scores that you use in the equations are to be taken between 7-10 days post-stroke. The predicted outcomes that you derive are for Days 27-30 post-stroke.
Activity Inventory = 9.38 + .75 (Activity Inventory) + 4.12 (Leg)
* The GMF Index is the Gross Motor Function Index score out of 70. The Walking Index score is out of 30, and the two are added together for the Activity Inventory score out of 100.
These predictive equations were developed using a sample of patients with acute stroke that included both in-patients and out-patients, and they have been cross-validated in a second sample of patients.
Reference: Miller P, Gowland C, Crowe J, et al. Predicting impairment and disability in clients with acute stroke. 1997. Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment
Equations for Predicting Clinical Outcomes following Stroke Rehabilitation
Discharge To (Living Setting)
5.97 – (0.06 x _Gross Motor Function_) – (0.21 x _Bladder_)
22.03 – (1.18 x _Leg_) – (0.05 x _Adult FIMSM_) – (0.06 x _Age_)
39.23 + (0.73 x _Adult FIMSM_)
17.45 + (0.88 x _Gross Motor Function_ ) + (4.30 x _Leg_)
24.94 + (0.76 x _Gross Motor Function_) – (0.30 x _Weeks_)
(_Gross Motor Function_ x 0.28) + (_Postural Control + Leg_ x 1.23) – 4.55
2.33 + (0.44 x _Shoulder Pain_) + (0.28 x _Arm_)
2.23 + (0.35 x _Postural Control_) + (0.3 x _Leg_)
0.82 + (1.03 x _Arm_) - (0.03 x _Weeks_)
0.53 + (0.98 x _Hand_)
1.83 + (0.77 x _Leg_) - (0.02 x _Weeks_)
1.11 + (0.90 x _Foot_) - (0.03 x _Weeks_)
*Sum of Stage of Postural Control and Stage of Leg
Reference: Gowland C, Van Hullenaar S, Torresin W,
et al. Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment - Development, validation,
and administration manual. Hamilton , Ontario , Canada : School of
Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, McMaster University , Hamilton
, Ontario ; 1995.