WeeFIM: Normative sample of an instrument for tracking functional independence in children.

Title

WeeFIM: Normative sample of an instrument for tracking functional independence in children.

Creator

Msall ME; DiGaudio K; Duffy LC; LaForest S; Braun S; Granger CV

Publisher

Clinical Pediatrics

Date

1994

Subject

Child; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Humans; Male; Age Factors; Longitudinal Studies; Self Care; Disability Evaluation; Preschool; Adaptation; Psychological; infant; Neuropsychological Tests

Description

A cross-sectional community sample of 417 children, ages 6 months to 8 years without developmental delays or in developmental programs, was seen. The Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) was used to assess independence in self-care, sphincter control, transfers, locomotion, communication, and social cognition. Mean total WeeFIM was similar for males and females. There was a significant correlation between the age of the child in months and total WeeFIM scores for children ages 2 to 5 years (n = 222, r = .80, P < .01). There was a progressive increase of functional independence with increasing chronological age across all WeeFIM domains. We conclude that the WeeFIM is a useful instrument for measuring disability in children.
1994

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

431-438

Issue

7

Volume

33

Citation

Msall ME; DiGaudio K; Duffy LC; LaForest S; Braun S; Granger CV, “WeeFIM: Normative sample of an instrument for tracking functional independence in children.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11873.

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