Frenchay Activities Index (FAI)


Purpose of the measure

The Frenchay Activities Index (FAI) is a measure of instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) for use with patients recovering from stroke. The FAI assesses a broad range of activities associated with everyday life. The benefit of the FAI is that while activities of daily living scales tend to focus on issues related to self-care and mobility (Holbrook & Skilbeck, 1983), the FAI provides a broader measurement of actual activities patients have undertaken in the recent past (Wade, Legh-Smith, & Langton, 1985).

Author*: Lisa Zeltzer, MSc OT;
Editors: Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT; Elissa Sitcoff, BA BSc
Evidence reviewed as of before 19-08-2008

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