The functional independence measure in spinal cord injured patients: comparison of questioning with observational rating

Abstract

Functional independence measure (FIM) is becoming widely used for all aspects of disabling diseases including spinal cord injury (SCI). It is recommended that it is rated by trained clinicians familiar with the patients. We aimed to compare the ratings of those patients who were questioned with those who were observed in a simulated environment. Fifty… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.sc.3100341

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