Documenting Productive Behaviors: Using the Functional Behavior Profile to Plan Discharge Following Stroke Academic Article uri icon


  • The Functional Behavior Profile (FBP) is presented as a clinically useful measurement tool to guide placement decisions following stroke. The measure provides the practitioner with a tool to identify the nature and extent of the behavioral capabilities and problems caregivers will face if they choose to manage their loved ones at home. The FBP yields information for planning treatment. Individuals with scores of 84 or lower were five times more likely to need supervision after discharge than those with scores of 85 or higher. The FBP was able to correctly classify 69% of the 45 patients in this study. Additionally, the FBP identified key behaviors that discriminated between patients who go home compared to those who require supervised care.

publication date

  • April 1, 2000