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Facts and Figures

Spalding Rehabilitation Patient Outcome Data

2011 Patient Outcome Data

2011 Patient Outcome Data Part II

How do we know that Patients get better at Spalding?
Progress is measured by using a rating scale called the Functional Independence Measure* (FIM). Therapists and Nurses will ask patients to do a number of everyday tasks and score those tasks on the FIM Scale depending on how much help is needed to do the task.

  • A score of 7 on any item means the patient can do the tasks without any help at all.
  • A score of 1 means that the patient needs to have that task done for them.
  • All of the scores in between are varying levels of assistance needed.
  • The tasks that are scored are:
    • Motor Items: Eating, Grooming, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Bladder management, Bowel management, Transfers from bed to chair, Transfers to the toilet, Transfers to the bathtub or shower, Locomotion (walking or propelling a wheelchair), Stairs
    • Cognitive Items: Comprehension, Expression, Social interaction, Problem solving, Memory
  • The scoring is done when a patient comes to Spalding, weekly while they are in the hospital, at the end of their stay, and by phone 90 days after they leave the hospital.