The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Score is used to assess oncology patients and can help in their rehabilitation
dress upper body
dress lower body
bed, chair, wheelchair
tub or shower
walker or wheelchair
communication & cognition
[after Figure 2, page 385, O'Toole (1991)]
for each measure
complete independence, unaided
modified independence, with device
can perform with supervision
able to complete 75% of activity; needs minimal assistance
able to complete 50% of activity; needs moderate assistance
able to complete 25% of activity; needs significant assistance
unable to complete limited activity; requires total assistance
FIM score =
= summation of score for each measure
• maximum FIM score = 18 * 7 = 126
• The higher the FIM score, the better the patient outcomes.
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Purpose: To assess the degree of functional performance for oncology patients using the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Score.
Objective: disability and performance