Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Evaluation of Personal Independence (EPI) -- Occupational Therapy

Description: A measure of the ability to perform actions independently.

Format: The EPI assesses 4 domains of functioning: communication (e.g., speak adequately, write signature, complete phonecall), hygiene (e.g., wash hands and face, groom hair), eating (e.g., eat with utensils, butter bread), and dressing (e.g., shoes and stockings on/off, jacket on/off).

Scoring: The following scoring key is used for the EPI:

N= normal performance
G= independent performance for practical purposes
F= performance possible but lacks sped or endurance
P= partial performance of activity (> 50%)
T= partial performance of activity (< 50%)
O= activity impossible

Administration and Burden: Interviewer-administered.

Psychometrics for SCI: Not available.

Language(s): English.

QoL Concept: The EPI-Occupational Therapy is a measure of Activities of Daily Living, which corresponds to Boxes B (societal standards and priorities) and C (achievements; activities of daily living) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Public domain; Items described in the following article:

Loubser PG, Narayan RK, Sandin KJ, Donovan WH, Russell KD. Continuous infusion of intrathecal baclofen: Long-term effects on spasticity in spinal cord injury. Paraplegia 1991;29:48-64.

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