Assessment is quick and simple and does not require much training.
The EFAT assesses the status of 10 functions, mainly; communication, pain, mental status, dyspnea, sitting or standing balance, mobility, walk or wheelchair locomotion, activities of daily living, fatigue, and motivation.
Each item is evaluated by a 4-point rating scale from 0 to 3 (0 = functional independent performance; 3 = total loss of functional performance).
A highest possible score on the EFAT is 30.
In addition to the EFAT, a global performance status rating (PS) asks for an overall judgment of functional performance taking into account the 10 functions assessed by the EFAT.
Edmonton Functional Assessment Tool (EFAT) (n.d.) In Pallipedia. Houston: IAHPC. Retrieved from http://pallipedia.org/edmonton-functional-assessment-tool-efat/. Accessed on