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Functional Improvement Measures (FIM) for Low Back Pain

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with low back pain in a rehabilitation program using the functional improvement measures of Gottlieb et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy

ICD-10:

M54.5

Description:

Gottlieb et al developed a functional improvement measure for patients with low back pain who were undergoing rehabilitation. This can help identify the level of change associated with the therapy. The authors are from Case Colina Hospital for Rehabilitative Medicine in Pomona, California.

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