Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
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Mobility, Self-Care, and Domestic Life (MOSES)

  • Tamara BushnikEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1947


MOSES-patient; MOSES-physician


“Mobility, self-care, and domestic life” can be defined as a questionnaire that takes into account the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) aspects of “mobility,” “self-care,” and “domestic life” (Dahl 2002). The MOSES-patient, to be completed by the individual with a disability, contains 58 items in 12 areas: changing a body position, maintaining a body position, carrying objects, lower extremities, use of hands and arms, walking without equipment, moving about using equipment, self-care, dressing, eating and drinking, acquiring the necessities of life, and housework (Farin et al. 2007). The number of items per content area varies from 3 to 8; each item is scored on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from severely limited to no limitation. Higher scores suggest less disability. For all areas except “acquiring the necessities of life” and “housework,” one “skip” question per content area is asked prior...

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inter-Hospital Research and Knowledge TranslationRusk RehabilitationNew YorkUSA