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

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLevel of functional independence (FIM™ score)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term681470
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 19/01/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A person's level of functional independence to carry out activities of daily living safely and autonomously, as represented by a Functional Independence Measure score-based code.

Data Element Concept:Person—level of functional independence

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element is used to report a score for one of the 18 items that comprise the Functional Independence Measure instrument. It should be reported in an array of 18 to gain a full (FIMTM) score.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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Supersedes Person—level of functional independence, Functional Independence Measure score code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 19/01/2018

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Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

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Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 17/10/2018

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