What is the difference between GMFM and Gmfcs?

The Gross Motor Function Measure1 (GMFM) is used to evaluate change that occurs over time in the gross motor function of children with cerebral palsy. A different tool, the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) is used to classify severity of mobility.

What is GMFM-66?

The GMFM-66 is a 66 item subset of the original 88 items identified through Rasch analysis to best describe the gross motor function of children with cerebral palsy of varying abilities. It has a unidimensional scale providing interval scaling rather than the ordinal scaling of the GMFM-88.

What do GMFM scores mean?

GMFM-66 Scores The total score is an estimate of the child’s gross motor function. The GMAE provides a standard error and a 95% confidence interval (CI) around the obtained GMFM-66 total score. For example, a child might obtain a total score of 42, with a 95% CI of 39 to 44.

How do you administer GMFM?

The GMFM should be administered in an environment that is comfortable for the child and large enough to allow children to move freely. Space for a 4.5 meter run is necessary for the running item. The floor should have a smooth, firm surface. There are no specific guidelines for use in home or community settings.

What is Level 4 cerebral palsy?

Level 4 cerebral palsy A person with level 4 CP can walk with the use of assistive devices. They’re able to move independently in a wheelchair, and they need some support when they’re sitting.

Can kids take GMFM 88?

The GMFM-88 can be used for children with cerebral palsy or Down syndrome. The GMFM-66 is valid only for use with children with cerebral palsy . The GMFM-66 has been developed using data from children who did not use aids and orthoses. To score the GMFM-66 you need the GMAE scoring program.

Can kids take GMFM-88?

What is Level 5 cerebral palsy?

Level 5 cerebral palsy A person with level 5 CP needs support to maintain their head and neck position. They need support to sit and stand, and they may be able to control a motorized wheelchair.

Can kids have Gmfcs levels?

GMFCS Family Report Questionnaire The GMFCS – E&R is a widely used method for classifying the movement ability of children with cerebral palsy. The questionnaire is available for four age groups of children and youth: 2 to < 4 years, 4 to < 6 years, 6 to < 12 years, and 12 to 18 years.

What’s the difference between GMFM 88 and GMFM 66?

The GMFM assesses motor function (how much of a task the child can do) rather than the quality of the motor performance (how well the child performs the task). The GMFM-88 is the original version, and tests 88 items. The GMFM-66 is a newer version, which was reduced to 66 items by Rasch Analysis.

How are not tested items scored on the gmfm-88?

Not tested items in the GMFM-88 are scored as ‘0’. Scoring the GMFM-66 requires the use of a computer program called the Gross Motor Ability Estimator (GMAE). Individual item scores are entered and a mathematical algorithm calculates an interval level total score. The total score is an estimate of the child’s gross motor function.

Where can I Find my gmfm-66 score?

GMFM-66: enter the scores into the computer program “Gross Motor Ability Estimator (GMAE)” for analysis.

What does the gmfm-88 mean for young children?

The GMFM-88 provides more descriptive information about motor function for very young children or children with more complex motor disability such as those functioning in GMFCS level V as it has more items that describe early motor skills.