Predicting prosthetic rehabilitation outcome in lower limb amputee patients with the functional independence measure.

@article{Leung1996PredictingPR,
  title={Predicting prosthetic rehabilitation outcome in lower limb amputee patients with the functional independence measure.},
  author={Eric Y C Leung and Peggy Rush and Michael Devlin},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1996},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={605-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score as a prognostic indicator for prosthetic use in the lower limb amputee patient. DESIGN Cohort study of 41 patients with lower limb amputations. SETTING University hospital rehabilitation unit. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES FIM motor subscore and Houghton Scale for prosthetic use. RESULTS FIM score on admission did not correlate with prosthetic use as measured by the Houghton Scale; however, FIM motor subscore at… CONTINUE READING

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