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

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Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 159

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, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/16/2007
  • Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series , #159
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Dianne J. Russell is Research and Knowledge Exchange Specialist with CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. She has been a health services researcher for over 20 years and a key individual in the development, evaluation and dissemination of clinical outcome measures such as the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM). Her current focus is on facilitating the use of research evidence in practice by engaging with research users throughout the research process and by making research results easily accessible in multiple formats to families, service providers, and policy decision-makers.

Peter L. Rosenbaum is a Developmental Paediatrician, health services research, teacher, writer and editor. His career has been devoted to childhood disability, and all his roles have involved work with, or about, children with impairments and their families. He has held over 75 research grants and has contributed to almost 300 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, editorials and invited commentaries in his field.

Marilyn Wright is a pediatric physiotherapist. She has worked with children with physical disabilities or cancer in acute, rehabilitation, and community settings. In addition to clinical work, she has been involved in research, teaching, administrative, and policy roles. Work in these areas has contributed to inter-professional and multi-site best practice initiatives. Current interests include physical activity promotion, lifespan services, and motion analysis.

Lisa M. Avery is an independent statistician and founder of Avery Information Services. She provides statistical consulting and analysis services to various academic institutions and is primarily involved in pediatric disability research. Her primary interests are outcome measurement and causation modeling.

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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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