Ability of Functional Independence Measure to accurately predict functional outcome of stroke-specific population: systematic review.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Stroke (Disease) (Diagnosis)
Stroke (Disease) (Care and treatment)
Outcome and process assessment (Health Care) (Methods)
Brain (Injuries)
Brain (Diagnosis)
Brain (Care and treatment)
Author: Chumney, Douglas
Pub Date: 01/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development Publisher: Department of Veterans Affairs Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs ISSN: 0748-7711
Issue: Date: Jan, 2010 Source Volume: 47 Source Issue: 1
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 227279584
Full Text: The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is a tool used to assess the functional progress of a patient who has had a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or amputation. We looked at the available research to determine whether the FIM could be used to predict the outcomes of people who had suffered a stroke. We found some evidence that the FIM could be used to accurately predict the functional outcome of a stroke patient. We believe more research should be conducted to help support this evidence.

Douglas Chumney, DPT, PT, et al.
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