The Concurrent Validity and Responsiveness of the High-Level Mobility Assessment Tool for Measuring the Mobility Limitations of People With Traumatic Brain InjuryBy Williams, Gavin, PhD; Robertson, Val, PhD; Greenwood, Ken, PhD; Goldie, Patricia, PhD; Morris, Meg E., PhD; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 437-442
Publication Date: March 2006
Study conducted to investigate the concurrent validity and responsiveness of the High-Level Mobility Assessment Tool (HiMAT) in people after traumatic brain injury (TBI) when compared with the motor subsection of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and the gross function component of the Rivermead Motor Assessment (RMA). The HiMAT was designed as an assessment of mobility among people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). A total of 103 people with TBI participated in the study, and were administered the three assessment measures by rehabilitation professionals. The correlation between the HiMAT and motor FIM was moderate, while the correlation between the HiMAT and gross function RMA was found to be strong. The HiMAT was found to be more responsive than the motor FIM and the gross function RMA in all areas. The authors conclude that the HiMAT has moderate concurrent validity for measuring high-level mobility. Implications for future research are discussed.
Assistive Products Discussed: FIM SYSTEM
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