Relationship between motor FIM and muscle strength in lower cervical-level spinal cord injuries

  title={Relationship between motor FIM and muscle strength in lower cervical-level spinal cord injuries},
  author={Marianne Beninato and Kevin O'Kane and Patricia E Sullivan},
  journal={Spinal Cord},
Study design: Retrospective analysis.Objectives: The objectives of this research were to, in subjects with lower cervical spinal cord injury (SCI), examine the relationship between strength of muscle groups as measured by the manual muscle test (MMT) and function (reflected as burden of care) as measured by individual functional independence measure (FIM) motor tasks, and investigate the extent to which MMT scores explain the variance of the motor FIM scores.Setting: Acute rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING


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