Table 1

Data collected by assessor each visit

Disability measures:
  Rivermead mobility index10
 Barthel activities of daily living index11
 Frenchay activities index12
 Nottingham extended ADL (mobility element)13
Balance:
 Functional ambulation category14
 Balance score,15 ability and time to balance on either leg
Walking and upper limb function:
 Time and number of paces for two standard 6 m walks (with one turn)
 Nine hole peg test16
 Assessor's global view of “mobility change” (visual analogue score)
 Video recording of gait (to be submitted subsequently)
Cognition and affective state:
 Short orientation-memory-concentration test17
 Hospital anxiety and depression scale18
Visual analogue scales (patient and carer):
 Mobility related competence: patient and carer
 Mobility related distress (concern): patient and carer
 Falls: carer concern