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.
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:
**CLICK ON THE LISTED SECONDARY HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE LEFT TO READ HOW THE EPI HAS BEEN USED WITH A PARTICULAR CONDITION**