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Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) - Motor Subscale
Availability
The FIM is proprietary. For further information about obtaining the scale, syllabus, and training materials please contact:
    Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation
    270 Northpointe Parkway, Suite 300
    Amherst, New York 14228
    (716) 817-7800 FAX (716) 568-0037
Classification
Basic: Acute Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Moderate/Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 
Supplemental: Epidemiology in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Short Description of Instrument
The motor subscale consists of 8 self-care and 5 mobility items.
Scoring
A 7-level Likert scale is used to score level of dependence. Scores for the WeeFIM range from 18 (complete dependence in all skills) to 126 (complete independence in all skills).
References
Chen, C., Bode, R., Granger, C., and Heinemann, A. (2005). Psychometric properties and developmental differences in children's activities of daily living item hierarchy: A study of the WeeFIM® instrument. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 84, 671-679.
 
Massagli, T., Michaud, L., and Rivara, F. (1996). Association between injury indices and outcome after severe traumatic brain injury in children. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 77, 125-132.
 
Ottenbacher, K., Msall, M., Lyon, N., Duffy, L., Granger, C., and Braun, S. (1997). Interrater agreement and stability of the functional independence measure for children (WeeFIM): Use in children with developmental disabilities. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 78, 1309-1315.
 
Ottenbacher, K., Msall, M., Lyon, N., Duffy, L., Zivani, J., Granger, C., Braun, S., and Feidler, R. (2000). The WeeFIM Instrument: Its utility in detecting change in children with developmental disabilities. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 81, 1317-1326.
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