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Article: Outcome measure for paediatric rehabilitation: Use of the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM). A pilot study in Chinese children with neurodevelopmental disabilities

TitleOutcome measure for paediatric rehabilitation: Use of the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM). A pilot study in Chinese children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
Authors
KeywordsChildren
Disabilities
Functional independence measure
Rehabilitation
WeeFIM
Issue Date1999
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13638491.asp
Citation
Pediatric Rehabilitation, 1999, v. 3 n. 1, p. 21-28 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose: To study the use of Functional Independence Measure for children (WeeFIM) in monitoring neurorehabilitation programmes for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Methods: The neurorehabilitation team of the Children's Habilitation Institute of the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital were trained to administer the WeeFIM. The WeeFIM was administered to children with various neurodevelopmental impairment groups undergoing neurorehabilitation programmes in the hospital inpatient and also outpatient setting. The WeeFIM was scored on hospital admission and prior to discharge for those admitted for the rehabilitation programme. The WeeFIM profile was then monitored half yearly. The pilot study used WeeFIM in assessing 104 children with different medical disease categories. The disease or impairment categories included very low birth weight babies (n = 44), cerebral palsy (n = 19), Down's syndrome (n = 9), pervasive developmental disorder (n = 11), Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (n = 18), and others (n = 3). Results: WeeFim could be used to measure disability, monitor progress, enhance communication, measure the effectiveness of treatment, and document the benefits of rehabilitation intervention. It also served as a networking of neurorehabilitation programmes for different impairment categories in a continuum of settings: hospital, community, school and at home. WeeFIM was found to be a quick and reliable functional assessment instrument in this rehabilitation facility. Conclusions: WeeFIM could be used to assist neurorehabilitation clinicians in the selection of short term realistic goals and long term rehabilitation strategies for children with various neurodevelopmental disabilities, and the subsequent progress of the children could be monitored objectively.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143576
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dc.contributor.authorYung, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Ven_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, SMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, SLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTse, SFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-12T03:52:03Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-12T03:52:03Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPediatric Rehabilitation, 1999, v. 3 n. 1, p. 21-28en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1363-8491en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143576-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To study the use of Functional Independence Measure for children (WeeFIM) in monitoring neurorehabilitation programmes for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Methods: The neurorehabilitation team of the Children's Habilitation Institute of the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital were trained to administer the WeeFIM. The WeeFIM was administered to children with various neurodevelopmental impairment groups undergoing neurorehabilitation programmes in the hospital inpatient and also outpatient setting. The WeeFIM was scored on hospital admission and prior to discharge for those admitted for the rehabilitation programme. The WeeFIM profile was then monitored half yearly. The pilot study used WeeFIM in assessing 104 children with different medical disease categories. The disease or impairment categories included very low birth weight babies (n = 44), cerebral palsy (n = 19), Down's syndrome (n = 9), pervasive developmental disorder (n = 11), Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (n = 18), and others (n = 3). Results: WeeFim could be used to measure disability, monitor progress, enhance communication, measure the effectiveness of treatment, and document the benefits of rehabilitation intervention. It also served as a networking of neurorehabilitation programmes for different impairment categories in a continuum of settings: hospital, community, school and at home. WeeFIM was found to be a quick and reliable functional assessment instrument in this rehabilitation facility. Conclusions: WeeFIM could be used to assist neurorehabilitation clinicians in the selection of short term realistic goals and long term rehabilitation strategies for children with various neurodevelopmental disabilities, and the subsequent progress of the children could be monitored objectively.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13638491.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPediatric Rehabilitationen_HK
dc.subjectChildrenen_HK
dc.subjectDisabilitiesen_HK
dc.subjectFunctional independence measureen_HK
dc.subjectRehabilitationen_HK
dc.subjectWeeFIMen_HK
dc.subject.meshChinaen_US
dc.subject.meshDevelopmental Disabilities/*rehabilitationen_US
dc.subject.mesh*Health Status Indicatorsen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.mesh*Outcome Assessment (Health Care)en_US
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen_US
dc.titleOutcome measure for paediatric rehabilitation: Use of the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM). A pilot study in Chinese children with neurodevelopmental disabilitiesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.spage21en_HK
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