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 total 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.