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  1. The functional independence measure for children (WeeFIM) : conceptual basis and pilot use in children with developmental disabilities.

    Article - En anglais

    Few tools are available to pediatricians for tracking and monitoring disability status in children.

    We describe the conceptual basis and pilot use of the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM).

    Our pilot use of this instrument in children with limb deficiency, Down's syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and extreme prematurity demonstrates that the WeeFIM is a valid measure for tracking disability in preschool age and middle childhood.

    The WeeFIM measures the impact of developmental strengths and difficulties on independence at home, in school, and in the community.

    This allows the pediatrician to prioritize interventions for enhancing comprehensive functional outcomes and supporting families.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Etude transversale, Trouble développement, Programme sanitaire, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Evaluation, Psychométrie, Enfant, Homme, Nourrisson, WeeFIM, Functional Independence Measure

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cross sectional study, Developmental disorder, Sanitary program, New York, United States, North America, America, Evaluation, Psychometrics, Child, Human, Infant

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0566012

    Code Inist : 002A26B02. Création : 09/06/1995.