Description & Directions
"Move forward 2 inches without using your arms."
Have the patient move back to the starting position on the bed. Use the tape measure to ensure 2 inches of movement. Assign a score.
Anterior Scoot Scoring
|3||Verbal cues/increased time||Unsafe movement requiring cues to slow down, but can complete the task.|
|2||Upper extremity support||Cannot complete the task, even on 2nd or 3rd attempt, unless they use their hand(s).|
|1||Needs assistance||Max A needed to complete the scoot.|
|0||Dependent||Requires total assist to complete task.|
Common questions about Anterior Scoot
- I only need to assist the patient for the last part of the scoot. How do I score them? Patient's don't get partial credit for performance. In this instance, the patient would score 1 Needs Assistance with the level of assistance recorded.