Assessing selfcare status in quadriplegia: comparison of the quadriplegia index of function (QIF) and the functional independence measure (FIM)

@article{Marino1993AssessingSS,
  title={Assessing selfcare status in quadriplegia: comparison of the quadriplegia index of function (QIF) and the functional independence measure (FIM)},
  author={Ralph J Marino and M C Huang and Patti Knight and Gerald J. Herbison and John F. Ditunno and Miriam Segal},
  journal={Paraplegia},
  year={1993},
  volume={31},
  pages={225-233}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare the quadriplegia index of function (QIF) to the functional independence measure (FIM) in assessing the daily performance of selfcare activities by individuals with cervical spinal cord injury. This study evaluated feeding, grooming and bathing activities in 22 C4-C7, Frankel A-D spinal cord injury patients between 3 and 12 months postinjury. The manual muscle test (MMT) was performed on 17 of these subjects during the same window of time as the QIF and… CONTINUE READING
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