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A Case Report Exploring Activity Intensity in Inpatient Rehabilitation after Stroke

Table 2


Observed activityActivity class (Intensity)CategoryPeople present (y/n)—classification a

No physical activity/restingNo activity0
No physical activity/resting but not sleeping (in bed)No activity0
Supported in bed, engaged in therapeutic cognitive activityTherapeutic activity1
Talking/reading/watching television while in bed supportedNontherapeutic activity1
Eating with unaffected hand while in bed supportedNontherapeutic activity1
Sitting in bed supported, ADL activityTherapeutic activity, low intensity2
Sitting out of bed, supported, eating or exercising with the unaffected UETherapeutic activity, low intensity2
Sitting supported out of bed, restingTherapeutic activity, low intensity1
Sitting supported out of bed, talking/reading/watching or engaged in other cognitive activityTherapeutic activity, low intensity2
Sitting supported out of bed engaged in UE activity with the affected extremityTherapeutic activity, moderate intensity3
Sitting unsupportedTherapeutic activity, moderate intensity3
Mobility training exercise (bed mobility, transfer training)Therapeutic activity, moderate intensity3
Mat activities (4 point, kneeling, floor transfers or other core training exercises)Therapeutic activity, high intensity4
Standing activitiesTherapeutic activity, high intensity4
Walking or walking activitiesTherapeutic activity, high intensity4
Independent seated mobility (e.g., wheelchair propulsion)Therapeutic activity, high intensity4
Aquatic therapyTherapeutic activity, high intensity4

a Classification of persons present; 1: Family member, 2: Nurse, physician, or nontherapist member of the health care team, 3: hospital staff (transporter, aid, interpreter), 4: therapist (physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist), 5: Physical Therapist Aid or Student Physical Therapist, 6: Psychologist, 7: Certified Nursing Assistant.

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