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Summary: The FIM instrument is a basic indicator of severity of disability. It includes a seven-level scale that designates major graduations in behavior from dependence to independence. This scale provides for classification of patients by their ability to carry out an activity independently, versus their need for assistance from another person or device.
Format: 1 CD-ROM
Library Record: WB 555 G946g 1997 AV ATOOLS (Reserve Desk)
Population: FIM was designed to document a range of disability from totally dependent to completely independent functioning.
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