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Dataset: Functional Independence in Children at a Pediatric Clinic in Guanajuato, Mexico, 2004-2013 ()
|Dataset Full Name
|Functional Independence in Children at a Pediatric Clinic in Guanajuato, Mexico, 2004-2013
This study sought to evaluate the functional independence in children at a Centers for Pediatric Rehabilitation Teleton (CRIT) facility in Guanajuato, Mexico through the use of the Functional Independence Measure Instrument (WeeFIM) for children (0-3 Module). WeeFIM is an easily administered scale for assessing independence across 3 domains based on a conceptual framework by the World Health Organization of pathology, impairment, disability and handicap, and the “burden of care.” The objective of the study is to compare the characteristics of children who use assistive technology (AT) specifically: wheelchairs, walkers, prosthetics and orthotics, with children who do not use AT.
The dataset was generated from electronic health records in May 2013 for secondary analysis of de-identified data. The goal of CRIT was to improve social integration for children with disabilities in Mexico through comprehensive rehabilitation services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, neurotherapy, speech therapy, physical and rehabilitation medicine, psychology, social integration, and school for parents. Researchers also sought to determine what factors were related to the functional independence of children with disabilities.
Assisted Living, Assistive Devices, Children, Cognition, Functional independence Physical Disabilities, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation Programs
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WeeFIM is an 18-item, 7-level ordinal scale instrument that measures a child’s consistent performance in essential daily functional skills. Three main domains (self-care, mobility, and cognition) are assessed by interviewing or by observing a child’s performance of a task to criterion standards.
The WeeFIM instrument utilizes a 7-level ordinal scale:
|Measures/Outcomes of Interest
Assistive devices, Outpatient Rehabilitation services, Social engagement and mental health, Effects of socioeconomic disparities on health, Functional Independence
Cross-sectional, convenience sample of patients at a pediatric rehabilitation facility in Guanajuato, Mexico.
|Unit of Observation
Central America & Caribbean
|Data Collection Mode
|Data Collection Frequency
WeeFIM evaluations occurred 1-3 times (median age of 3.10 at first evaluation and 5.68 years old at final evaluation)
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|Data Access Requirements
Access to the data is restricted. Users must complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement, specify the reasons for the request, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.
Evaluation of Factors That Impact Functional Independence in Children at a Pediatric Clinic in Mexico
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