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Ability of Functional Independence Measure to accurately predict functional outcome of stroke- specific population: Systematic review

Douglas Chumney, DPT, PT, et al.

The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is a tool used to assess the functional progress of a patient who has had a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or amputation. We looked at the available research to determine whether the FIM could be used to predict the outcomes of people who had suffered a stroke. We found some evidence that the FIM could be used to accurately predict the functional outcome of a stroke patient. We believe more research should be conducted to help support this evidence.

Volume 47 Number 1, 2010
   Pages 17 — 30

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