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Outcome Measures Training Day - Monday 15th July 2013
The next Outcome Measures Training Day will be held on Monday 15th July 2013. The training day will include presentations and practical sessions in the use of Rehabilitation Complexity Scaling (RCS-E), Nursing Dependency (NPDS-H), Therapy Dependency (NPTDA), and Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS). Please download an application form for further information and to book your place.
UK FIM + FAM Training Day - Monday 20th May 2013
The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) is a global measure of disability and can be scored alone or with the additional 12 items that formulate the Functional Assessment Measure (FAM). FAM does not stand alone, hence the abbreviation of FIM+/-FAM. The original items were developed by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) but extrapolation to the UK was not directly possible, therefore a user group in the UK adapted the FAM items to produce a UK version (UK FIM+FAM). The UK FIM+/-FAM is designed for measuring disability in the brain-injured population. It has an ordinal scoring system for all 30 items from 1-7.
The UK FIM+FAM manual can be provided alongside our rigorous training days or upon request. The next training day will be held on Monday 20th May 2013. If you wish to apply, please complete an application form for each person from your team wishing to attend and return via email, post or fax:
Tel: 020 8869 5161
Fax: 020 8869 2803
One of the main questions asked by units submitting data is “what is happening to the data and what does it show?” To assist in answering this question “Road Shows” have been held. Following invitation by Regional Leads, members of the NIHR team have visited local teams and presented an analysis of local data. This has proved immensely useful to both local teams and the NIHR team, providing additional clarification on possible reasons for certain outcomes. Road Shows have taken place as follows;
If you were unable to attend your local Road Show and would like feedback on your unit’s data then please contact a member of the NIHR team to discuss this further.