The GMFCS and GMFM in Clinical Practice. Dianne Russell and Peter Rosenbaum CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Canada www.canchild.ca Watch Videoconference, Friday June 6, 2008. Why use standardized measures anyway?. Measurement.
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Dianne Russell and Peter Rosenbaum
CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Canada
Watch Videoconference, Friday June 6, 2008
Purposes of measures
Palisano et al., 1997, 2008
What is it?
Why is the GMFCS important?
GMFCS – E & R
Gross Motor Function Classification System
Expanded and Revised
What is it?
What is the purpose of the GMFM?
evaluative & descriptive
Russell et al., 2002
How is the GMFM-66 different from the GMFM-88?
Requires GMAE (“Gross Motor Ability Estimator”) computer program to score:
Taken from Rosenbaum et al. (2002). JAMA; 288; 1357-63
(Hanna et al. 2008 Phys Ther 88:596-607)
…my child is GMFCS level III, what does that mean in terms of outcomes, interventions
“If I knew then what I know now”