Activities of Daily Living

Level of Injury

Cervical 7-8

Thoracic 1-9

Thoracic 10-Lumbar 1

Lumbar 2-Sacral 5

Respiratory control

  • Low endurance

  • May require assist to clear secretions

Low endurance

Intact function

Intact function

Bowel control

Some to total assist

Independent

Independent

Independent

Bladder control

Independent to some assist

Independent

Independent

Independent

Bed mobility

Independent to some assist

Independent

Independent

Independent

Bed and wheelchair transfers

Independent to some assist

Independent

Independent

Independent

Pressure relief and positioning

Independent

Independent

Independent

Independent

Eating

Independent

Independent

Independent

Independent

Dressing

  • Lower extremity: some assist to independent

  • Upper extremity: independent

Independent

Independent

Independent



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