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Renkin Scale

Renkin scale allows to estimate the degree of disability after a stroke and includes five degrees of disability after a stroke.

Our systems are applicable up to and including the fourth degree:

0. No symptoms.
1. No significant disabilities, despite the presence of some symptoms: able to perform all daily duties.
2. Mild disability: unable to perform some of his previous duties, but able to manage his own affairs without assistance.
3. Moderate disability: needs some help, but is able to walk without assistance.
4. Expressed disability: unable to walk without assistance, unable to manage her (his) physical needs without assistance.
5. Severe disability: bedridden, incontinent in urine and feces, requires constant assistance and supervision.

The first degree implies that there are no signs of disability, and the patient is able to perform all the activities of self-care without assistance. However, this does not exclude the presence of muscle weakness, sensory disorders, speech disorders or other neurological functions. These disorders are expressed insignificantly and do not lead to activity limitation.

The second degree of disability on the Renkin scale suggests the presence of slight signs of disability, but the patient is able to take care of herself (himself) without assistance. For example, she (he) can not return to his previous job, but is able to take care of himself without assistance.

The third degree of moderate signs of disability, the patient needs some assistance in dressing, hygiene care for herself (himself); the patient is not able to read clearly or communicate freely with others. The patient can use orthopedic devices or a cane.

The fourth degree assumes the presence of strong signs of disability. The patient is not able to walk and take care of herself (himself) without assistance, she (he) needs twenty-four-hour care and daily help. At the same time, she (he) is able to perform some part of the care for herself (himself) on her (his) own or with minimal help from outside.

The fifth degree has strong signs of disability. The patient is bedridden, unkempt and needs constant care and supervision.

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