SCIM – spinal cord independence measure: a new disability scale for patients with spinal cord lesions

@article{Catz1997SCIMS,
  title={SCIM – spinal cord independence measure: a new disability scale for patients with spinal cord lesions},
  author={Amiram Catz and Malka Itzkovich and Evgenia Agranov and Haim Ring and Ada Tamir},
  journal={Spinal Cord},
  year={1997},
  volume={35},
  pages={850-856}
}
The Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM) is a new disability scale developed specifically for patients with spinal cord lesions in order to make the functional assessments of patients with paraplegia or tetraplegia more sensitive to changes. The SCIM includes the following areas of function: self-care (subscore 0 – 20), respiration and sphincter management (0 – 40) and mobility (0 – 40). Each area is scored according to its proportional weight in these patients' general activity. The final… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 19 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS
142 Citations
10 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 142 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 references

Neweell C.Measuring Health: a guide to rating scales and questionnaires

  • I McDowell
  • 1987

Stasticial Methods for Rates and Proportions

  • JL Fleiss
  • 1981

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…