Short Tilte:Short versions of the telephone Motor Functional Independence Measure for use with persons with spinal cord injury
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):99, 80, 11, 1477-1484
Study to determine if the motor ability of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) can be reliably estimated using a subset of the 13 Functional Independence Measure (FIM) items. FIM item subsets of 5, 6, or 7 items were generated using each of 5 strategies, and motor ability estimates obtained using these 15 subsets were compared to estimates obtained using the full set of 13 FIM items for 4,128 persons with SCI. All the subsets had high interclass correlation coefficients (ICC), with the best being a 7-item subset chosen through individual optimization.