Functional Ambulation Categories (FAC)


Purpose of the measure

The Functional Ambulation Categories (FAC) is a functional walking test that evaluates ambulation ability. This 6-point scale assesses ambulation status by determining how much human support the patient requires when walking, regardless of whether or not they use a personal assistive device (Teasdall, Foley & Salter, 2011). The FAC can be used with, but is not limited to, patients with stroke.

Author*: Katie Marvin, MSc. (Candidate)
Editors: Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT; Annabel McDermott, OT

Evidence reviewed as of before 23-06-2011

NOTE: *The authors have no direct financial interest in any tools,
tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine-assessment.