Barthel Index Results

Mr Tanner scored 55/100 on the Barthel Index. Due to his hemiparesis, he is having some trouble holding cutlery and therefore needs assistance with some aspects of eating.  The same applies to grooming and dressing, where he has trouble with shaving, dental care and doing up buttons and zips. He is continent using his bowels and has had only one incident of urinary incontinence. His right leg weakness has improved significantly, but Mr Tanner still has some problems with transferring, walking unaided and would not be safe to climb or descend stairs.