Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM)

Posted on: February 24, 2019 | By: bhurt | Filed under: Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM), T&M Tools

The information included in the previous posts has been reviewed and is up to date. Below is a summary of an article that used the Functional Independence Measure for Children as a test and measure during a study with children with cerebral palsy. Özkan, F. and Zincir, H. (2017). The effect of reflexology upon spasticity and function among children with cerebral palsy who received physiotherapy: Three group randomised trial. Applied Nursing Research, 36, pp.128-134. The purpose of this study was to look at the effects of reflexology on spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Reflexology includes applying pressure to certain points on the hands in feet that correspond to different areas of the body including visceral organs. In prior studies, it was found that reflexology improves spasticity, walking, and speech limitations in persons without cerebral palsy and also improves sleep, constipation and saliva production. This study hypothesized that reflexology would…

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Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) 2019

Posted on: February 22, 2019 | By: kholder2 | Filed under: Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM)

The data reported here for the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) has been reviewed and is found to be up-to-date. Below is a summary of an article in which the WeeFIM was used as the primary objective assessment of progress following an acquired brain injury (ABI). Beretta E, Molteni E, Galbiati S, Stefanoni G, Strazzer S. Five-year motor functional outcome in children with acquired brain injury. Yet to the end of the story? Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 2017;21(7):449-456. doi:10.1080/17518423.2017.1360408. Summary In this study, researchers looked at retrospective data from pediatric patients with severe ABI at admission, discharge, and annually for 5 years to determine motor changes and clinical evolution over time. The functional independent measure for children (WeeFIM) was used to quantify function at the specified time points in 496 pediatric patients age 0-18 years. This was a retrospective study conducted in two stages, inpatient rehabilitation in the subacute phase and home-based…

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WeeFIM

Posted on: March 4, 2017 | By: mcraig3 | Filed under: Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM), T&M Tools

The data reported here for the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) has been reviewed and was found to be up-to-date, besides cost of subscription. The yearly subscription to the WeeFIM assessment is $4,200 (no discrepancy in cost between in-pt. vs. out-pt). Below is a summary of an article in which the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) was used as the primary objective assessment for progress throughout rehabilitation: Maria Tozzi & R. Scott Van Zant (2017) Rehabilitation of Conjoined Twins Pre and Postsurgical Separation, Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, 37:2, 139-154, DOI: 10.3109/01942638.2016.1150382. Accessed March 3, 2017. This article describes the rehabilitation of conjoined twins throughout two episodes of inpatient rehabilitation, early intervention, and outpatient services. The patients were 14-mo. old ischiopagus tripus (fused from umbilicus to a large joined pelvis and share a lower extremity) twins. More specifically, these twins were joined just below the diaphragm at…

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Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM) – 2016

Posted on: March 6, 2016 | By: tcope | Filed under: Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM)

  Data below is reviewed and up to date. Below is a summary of an article that utilized the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM): Ko I-H, Kim J-H, Lee B-H. Relationships between lower limb muscle architecture and activities and participation of children with cerebral palsy.Journal of exercise rehabilitation. 2013;9(3):368-374. doi:10.12965/jer.130045 The purpose of this study was to examine how muscle strength and size of lower extremity muscles effects physical function, activity, and participation in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The study consisted of 38 infants with CP  and 13 infants with normal development. Diagnostic ultrasound was used to measure the structure of the gastrocnemius and rectus femoris muscle groups.  The Wee Functional Independence Measure (WeeFIM) was used to measure development condition, health, education standards and local community standards of the subjects. Manual muscle testing of the knee extensors and plantar flexors, the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), the Gross…

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Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM)

Posted on: March 15, 2015 | By: pcopeland | Filed under: Functional Independence Measure for Children (WEEFIM), T&M Tools

Descriptive Information Title, Edition, Dates of Publication and Revision: WeeFIM, 1990 Authors: Carl V. Granger & Margaret A. McCabe Source: Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, 270 Northpointe Parkway, Suite 300, Amherst, New York 14228 Costs: $4100 in/outpatient; $2200 inpatient only Purpose: measure changes in function over time to weigh the burden of care in terms of physical, technologic, and financial resource Type of Test: evaluative Target Population and Ages – 6 months to 7 years. May be used with children above the age of 7 years as long as their functional abilities are below those expected of children aged 7 who do not have disabilities. Time Requirements:  <20 minutes Test Administration Test Administration: Administered through observation, direct interview, or both. The WeeFIM® instrument consists of a minimal data set of 18 items that measure functional performance in three domains: self-care, mobility, and cognition. The WeeFIM® Instrument: 0-3 Module is a…

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