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Person—level of functional independence, Functional Independence Measure score code N

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Short name:Help on this termLevel of functional independence (FIM™ score)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term449150
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 19/01/2018
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A person's level of functional independence, as represented by a FIM™ score-based code.

Functional independence is the ability to carry out activities of daily living safely and autonomously.

Data Element Concept:Person—level of functional independence

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
1Total assistance with helper
2Maximal assistance with helper
3Moderate assistance with helper
4Minimal assistance with helper
5Supervision or setup with helper
6Modified independence with no helper
7Complete independence with no helper

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Functional Independence Measure (FIM™) is an instrument which indicates a patient's disability level.

FIM™ is comprised of 18 items, grouped into 2 subscales - motor and cognition.

The motor subscale includes:

  • Eating
  • Grooming
  • Bathing
  • Dressing, upper body
  • Dressing, lower body
  • Toileting
  • Bladder management
  • Bowel management
  • Transfers - bed/chair/wheelchair
  • Transfers - toilet
  • Transfers - bath/shower
  • Walk/wheelchair
  • Stairs

The cognition subscale includes:

  • Comprehension
  • Expression
  • Social interaction
  • Problem solving
  • Memory

Each item is scored on a 7 point ordinal scale, ranging from a score of 1 to a score of 7. The higher the score, the more independent the patient is in performing the task associated with that item. The total FIM™ score ranges from 18 to 126.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority

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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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Has been superseded by Person—level of functional independence, Functional Independence Measure score code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 19/01/2018

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Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

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Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Recorded 04/08/2016

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Tasmanian Subacute/Non-acute Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 18/01/2018

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Tasmanian Subacute/Non-acute Data Set - 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 18/01/2018

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Tasmanian Subacute/Non-acute Data Set - 2018 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 11/04/2019

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