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Rehabilitative Services at Glendale Adventist uses the Functional Independence Measure tool, or FIM®, to measure functional outcomes. FIM® refers to a scale that is used to measure an individual's ability to function independently and is applied to six basic functions:

  1. Self care
  2. Sphincter control
  3. Transfers (from bed to chair, etc.)
  4. Locomotion
  5. Communication
  6. Social cognition

FIM® is used all over the world in medical rehabilitation units like the one at GAMC. The maximum possible score on the FIM® scale is 126. The higher the score, the greater the patient's functional independence. The numbers below demonstrate the average increase in FIM scores for patients at GAMC, compared to regional and national data:

*Data extracted from UDS-PRO® System Quarterly Reports, January - May, 2013.

FIM® Score and FIM® Change (Higher numbers are better)
  FIM®
(GAMC Admit)

FIM® 
(GAMC
Discharge)

FIM® Change (GAMC) FIM® Change (Regional)

FIM® Change 
(National)

Stroke 51.8 80.5 28.7 28.5 28.6
Replacement of lower extremity 69.4 91.7 24 32.9 31.1
Fracture of lower extremity 57.2 81.2 24 31.1 30.8
Non-traumatic brain injury 53.4 75.1 21.7 26.7 27.7
Traumatic brain injury 49.3 82.4 33.2 30.8 32.3
Non-traumatic spinal cord injury 53.4 82.1 20.7 27.2 27.3

 Data shown is from July 2013 - September 2013

Percentage Discharged Home (Higher numbers are better) 
  GAMC Region Nation
Brain Injury 78.9% 78.2% 75.2
Neurologic 90.0 81.8 81.9
Orthopedic 87.2 87.7 97.7
Spinal Cord Injury 100.0 83.8 81.1
Stroke 68.2 80.4 74.3