The construct validity and explanatory power of the ASIA motor score and the FIM: Implications for theoretical models of spinal cord injury

Short Title:
The construct validity and explanatory power of the ASIA motor score and the FIM: Implications for theoretical models of spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J48961.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 10, issue 4, pp 65-74
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examines new evidence of the construct validity of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) motor score and the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), 2 scales commonly used in spinal cord injury (SCI) research. The ASIA motor score measures impairment and the FIM measures activities. A model is developed and tested that demonstrates the discrete ASIA motor score subscale structure and the separate but highly related dimensions of the FIM.
Author(s):
Graves, Daniel E.
Author Address(es):

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