ESA-WRAG Mobilisation Descriptors

  1. Mobilising unaided by another person with or without a walking stick, manual wheelchair or other aid if such aid can reasonably be used.

(a)  Cannot either (i) mobilise more than 50 meters on level ground without stopping in order to avoid significant discomfort or exhaustion or (ii) repeatedly mobilise 50 meters within a reasonable timescale because of significant discomfort or exhaustion.

15 points

(b)  Cannot mount or descend two steps unaided by another person even with the support of a handrail.

9 points

(c)  Cannot either (i) mobilise more than 100 meters on level ground without stopping in order to avoid significant discomfort or exhaustion or (ii) repeatedly mobilise 100 meters within a reasonable timescale because of significant discomfort or exhaustion.

9 points

(d)  Cannot either (i) mobilise more than 200 metres on level ground without stopping in order to avoid significant discomfort or exhaustion or (ii) repeatedly mobilise 200 meters within a reasonable timescale because of significant discomfort or exhaustion.

6 points

(e)  None of the above apply.

  1. Standing and sitting.

(a)  Cannot move between one seated position and another seated position located next to one another without receiving physical assistance from another person.

15 points

(b)  Cannot, for the majority of the time, remain at a work station, either: (i) standing unassisted by another person (even if free to move around) or; (ii) sitting (even in an adjustable chair) for more than 30 minutes, before needing to move away in order to avoid significant discomfort or exhaustion.

9 points

(c)  Cannot, for the majority of the time, remain at a work station, either: (i) standing unassisted by another person (even if free to move around) or; (ii) sitting (even in an adjustable chair) for more than an hour before needing to move away in order to avoid significant discomfort or exhaustion.

6 points

(d)  None of the above apply. 

  1. Reaching.

(a)  Cannot raise either arm as if to put something in the top pocket of a coat or jacket.

15 points

(b)  Cannot raise either arm to top of head as if to put on a hat.

9 points

(c)  Cannot raise either arm above head height as if to reach for something.

6 points

(d)  None of the above apply. 

  1. Picking up and moving or transferring by the use of the upper body and arms.

(a)  Cannot pick up and move a 0.5 litre carton full of liquid.

15 points

(b)  Cannot pick up and move a one litre carton full of liquid.

9 points

(c)  Cannot transfer a light but bulky object such as an empty cardboard box. 

6 points

(d)  None of the above apply. 

  1. Manual dexterity

(a) Cannot either: (i) press a button, such as a telephone keypad or; (ii) turn the pages of a book with either hand.

15 points

(b)  Cannot pick up a £1 coin or equivalent with either hand.

15 points

(c)  Cannot use a pen or pencil to make a meaningful mark.

9 points

(d)  Cannot use a suitable keyboard or mouse. 

9 points

 (e)  None of the above apply. 

15 points

(b)  Has significant difficulty conveying a simple message to strangers.

15 points

(c)  Has some difficulty conveying a simple message to strangers.

6 points

(d)  None of the above apply. 

  1. Understanding communication by both verbal means (such as hearing or lip reading) and non-verbal means (such as reading 16 point print) using any aid it is reasonable to expect them to use; unaided by another person.

(a)  Cannot understand a simple message due to sensory impairment, such as the location of a fire escape.

15 points

(b)  Has significant difficulty understanding a simple message from a stranger due to sensory impairment.

15 points

(c)  Has some difficulty understanding a simple message from a stranger due to sensory impairment.

6 points

(d)  None of the above apply. 

  1. Navigation and maintaining safety, using a guide dog or other aid if normally used.

(a)  Unable to navigate around familiar surroundings, without being accompanied by another person, due to sensory impairment.

15 points

(b)  Cannot safely complete a potentially hazardous task such as crossing the road, without being accompanied by another person, due to sensory impairment.

15 points

(c) Unable to navigate around unfamiliar surroundings, without being accompanied by another person, due to sensory impairment.

9 points

(d)  None of the above apply. 

  1. Absence or loss of control leading to extensive evacuation of the bowel and/or bladder, other than enuresis (bedwetting) despite the presence of any aids or adaptations normally used.

(a)  At least once a month experiences (i) loss of control leading to extensive evacuation of the bowel and/or voiding of the bladder; or (ii) substantial leakage of the contents of a collecting device; sufficient to require cleaning and a change in clothing.

15 points

(b)  At risk of loss of control leading to extensive evacuation of the bowel and/or voiding of the bladder, sufficient to require cleaning and a change in clothing, if not able to reach a toilet quickly.

6 points

(c)  None of the above apply. 

  1. Consciousness during waking moments.

(a)  At least once a week, has an involuntary episode of lost or altered consciousness resulting in significantly disrupted awareness or concentration.

15 points

(b)  At least once a month, has an involuntary episode of lost or altered consciousness resulting in significantly disrupted awareness or concentration.

6 points

(c)  None of the above apply.