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What It Measures and Conditions & Test Variations Included in this Summary:

The Chelsea Critical Care Physical Assessment Tool (CPAx) is a test used on male and female patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) to assess physical and respiratory function impairments and morbidity. The CPAx assessment also identifies patients at risk for developing ICU-acquired complications, such as weakness and mobility decline. The CPAx assesses 10 domains including respiratory function, cough, bed mobility, supine to sitting on edge of bed, dynamic sitting, standing balance, sit to stand, transferring bed to chair, stepping, and grip strength. This summary contains information on the use of the CPAx on patients who are in critical care.

ICF Domain(s):

  • Body Structure and Function (1)

ICF Categories:

  • Mobility: Walking & Moving Around (1)
  • Changing & Maintaining Body Position (1)
  • Carrying, Moving, & Handling Objects (1)

Requesting test permissions:

You can get the test in the original article: Corner EJ, Wood H, Englebretsen C et al. . The Chelsea critical care physical assessment tool (CPAx): validation of an innovative new tool to measure physical morbidity in the general adult critical care population; an observational proof-of-concept pilot study. Physiotherapy 2013;99:33–41.

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