Functional Independence Measure prediction: An initial evaluation of residents' skills

Short Title:
Functional Independence Measure prediction: An initial evaluation of residents' skills
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J39339.
Journal:
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2000, vol. 79, issue 3, pp 278-282
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examining the ability of 1st-year physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residents to accurately predict functional outcome in acute rehabilitation setting. Residents at a rehabilitation hospital made predictions of discharge FIM (Functional Independence Measure) scores after assessing patients (n = 242) at admission. Findings indicate that the residents' predictive skills were limited. Predictions regarding the FIM cognitive scale were more accurate than for the FIM mobility scale, possibly reflecting a patient population in which little cognitive change occurs.
Author(s):
Zafonte, R.; Millis, S.; Mann, N.; Black, K.; Watanabe, T.; DeSantis, N.; Pelshaw, C.
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