Citation Wright, J. (2000). The
FIM(TM). The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury.
combi/FIM ( accessed
This citation is for the COMBI web material. Mr. Wright is
not the scale author for the FIM.
to the FIM(TM)
FIM(TM)* (Guide for the Uniform Data Set for Medical Rehabilitation,
1996) is the most widely accepted functional assessment measure
in use in the rehabilitation community. The FIM(TM) is an 18-item
ordinal scale, used with all diagnoses within a rehabilitation population.
It is viewed as most useful for assessment of progress during inpatient
has become proprietary, and therefore the scale, syllabus, and training
materials are not provided in the COMBI. For further information
on the FIM(TM), please contact:
System for Medical Rehabilitation
270 Northpointe Parkway, Suite 300
Amherst, New York 14228
(716) 817-7800 FAX (716) 568-0037
web site: http://www.udsmr.org
is a trademark of the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation,
a division of UB Foundation Activities, Inc.
over 15 years, FIM was an acronym for "Functional Independence
Measure". It is still often cited as this in the literature.
The current owners of the FIM(TM) instrument have decided that the
acronym FIM(TM) no longer stands for anything and should be referred
to only as FIM(TM).
regarding the FIM(TM) was contributed by Santa
Clara Valley Medical Center. Please contact Jerry Wright at
regarding the presented information.
you find the information in the COMBI useful, please mention it
when citing sources of information. The information on the FIM(TM)
may be cited as:
Wright, J. (2000). The FIM(TM). The Center for Outcome Measurement
in Brain Injury. http://www.tbims.org/combi/FIM ( accessed