Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-66 and GMFM-88) User's Manual / Edition 1

Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-66 and GMFM-88) User's Manual / Edition 1

by Dianne J. Russell, Peter L. Rosenbaum, Lisa M. Avery, Mary Lane
     
 

The Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) is the first evaluative measure of motor function designed for quantifying change in the gross motor abilities of children with cerebral palsy. The measure is widely used internationally, and is now the standard outcome assessment tool for clinical intervention in cerebral palsy. This new version (GMFM-66) is completely revised,… See more details below

Overview

The Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) is the first evaluative measure of motor function designed for quantifying change in the gross motor abilities of children with cerebral palsy. The measure is widely used internationally, and is now the standard outcome assessment tool for clinical intervention in cerebral palsy. This new version (GMFM-66) is completely revised, largely new, and has been improved through Rasch analysis. GMFM-66 transforms the standard GMFM into an interval measure; provides an 'item map' of the relative difficulty among items; and includes a user-friendly, computer-assisted software program to aid in scoring and interpretation of GMFM data. This is included, with a printed scoresheet, on a CD-ROM enclosed in the book. The expertise of the authors comprises paediatrics, design, engineering and physiotherapy. They have over years devised and run research at the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781898683292
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/16/2007
Series:
Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series, #159
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.

PREFACE.

1. OVERVIEW OF THE GROSS MOTOR FUNCTION MEASURE (GMFM).

2. CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND.

3. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE GMFM-88.

4. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE GMFM-66.

5. ADMINISTRATION AND SCORING GUIDELINES FOR THE GMFM-88 AND GMFM-66.

6. INTERPRETATION AND USES OF THE GMFM-88 AND GMFM-66.

7. NEW APPLICATIONS OF THE GMFM, CURRENT AND FUTURE.

REFERENCES.

GLOSSARY OF TERMS.

Appendix 1. Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) for cerebral palsy.

Appendix 2. Gross Motor Ability Estimator (GMAE) scoring program tutorial for the GMFM-66.

Appendix 3. Scoring the GMFM-88 and GMFM-66: Case scenario of Susie.

Appendix 4. GMFM-66 and GMFM-88 Cross-sectional and change scores.

Appendix 5. Standard error of measurement.

Appendix 6. Methods of displaying item difficulty.

Appendix 7. Display of item difficulties using Thurstone Thresholds.

Appendix 8. Case scenario of Trevor.

Appendix 9. Case Scenarios of two children who misfit the GMFM-66 item difficulty model.

INDEX.

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