normative sample of an instrument for tracking functional independence in children.
Both before and after the treatment, we used a digital goniometer to assess the range of motion of the forearm supination/pronation and wrist flexion/extension/ulnar deviation/radial deviation, digital hand-held dinamometer to evaluate flexor and extensor muscles of the hand and wrist, hand grip dynamometer and pinchmeter to evaluate muscle strength, DASH questionnaire to assess the functional capacity of the upper extremity, Jebsen hand function test to evaluate the functionality of the hand, Grooved Pegboard test to evaluate manipulative skills, and functional independence measure (WeeFIM
) to evaluate the quality of life (3-6).
 The Wee Functional Independence Measure (WeeFIM
) was used to evaluate the severity of disability of children with CP.
The functional independence level of the case was determined by using the Pediatric Functional Independence Measure (WeeFIM
Instrumentos de evaluacion de funcionalidad en ninos con discapacidad: Una comparacion descriptiva entre The Functinonal Independece Measure for Childrens (WeeFIM
) y The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI).
Their functional independence levels were assessed with WeeFIM
and their health-related quality of life levels were assessed with the Child Health Questionnaire-Parent Form (PF-50).
See Enrico Danzer et al., Fetal Myelomeningocele Surgery: Preschool Functional Status Using the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM
), 27 CHILD'S NERVOUS SYS.
The stability and equivalence reliability of the Functional Independence Measure for children (WeeFIM
Functional evaluation of the pediatric patient can be provided by scales such as the Functional Independence Measure for children (WeeFIM
SYSTEM, Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation