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Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-66 & GMFM-88) User’s Manual, 2nd edition

Product Type: Print Edition (Complete Book)

ISBN: 9781908316882

Dianne J Russell (Author), Peter L. Rosenbaum (Author), Marilyn Wright (Author), Lisa M Avery (Author)

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Edition: 2nd

Publication date: November 2013

Page count: 304

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The Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) has become the best evaluative measure of motor function designed for quantifying change in the gross motor abilities of children with cerebral palsy.

The measure is very widely used internationally and is now the standard outcome assessment tool.

This second edition builds on the wide success of the first edition; new details of the  measure are presented, its short forms and how to use the updated software. It also  includes two abbreviated methods of estimating GMFM-66 scores using the GMFM-66-Item sets and the GMFM-66-Basal & Ceiling.

Readership

Physical therapists and other health professionals working with children, youth and adults with cerebral palsy;  clinical and health services researchers; any clinician who is assessing and describing current gross motor function and evaluating its change over time.

Gross Motor Function Classification System – Expanded

Video shared with permission from CanChild. For further information, please visit their website.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series

Dianne J Russell (Author)

Dianne J Russell is Research and Knowledge Exchange Specialist with CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research. She has been a health services researcher for over 20 years and a key individual in the development, evaluation and dissemination of clinical outcome measures such as the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM). Her current focus is on facilitating the use of research evidence in practice by engaging with research users throughout the research process and by making research results easily accessible in multiple formats to families, service providers, and policy decision-makers.

Peter L. Rosenbaum (Author)

Peter L Rosenbaum is a Developmental Paediatrician, health services researcher, teacher, writer and editor. His career has been devoted to childhood disability, and all his roles have involved work with, or about, children with impairments and their families. He has held over 75 research grants and has contributed to almost 300 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, editorials and invited commentaries in his field.

Marilyn Wright (Author)

Marilyn Wright is a physiotherapist at McMaster Children's Hospital. She is Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Lisa M Avery (Author)

Lisa M. Avery is an independent statistician and founder of Avery Information Services. She provides statistical consulting and analysis services to various academic institutions and is primarily involved in paediatric disability research. Her primary interests are outcome measurement and causation modelling.

  • AUTHORS' APPOINTMENTS vii
  • PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION viii
  • PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION x
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO THE FIRST EDITION xi
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TO THE SECOND EDITION xiii
  • DISCLAIMER xiv
  • 1. OVERVIEW OF THE GROSS MOTOR FUNCTION MEASURE (GMFM) 1
  • 2. CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND 4
  • 3. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE GMFM-88 12
  • with Niina Kolehmainen
  • 4. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE GMFM-66 25
  • with Niina Kolehmainen
  • 5. GMFM-66: TWO SHORT FORMS OF ADMINISTRATION 46
  • 6. ADMINISTRATION AND SCORING GUIDELINES
  • FOR THE GMFM-88 AND GMFM-66 61
  • with Mary Lane
  • 7. INTERPRETATION AND USES OF THE GMFM-88 AND GMFM-66 137
  • 8. APPLICATIONS OF THE GMFM: WHAT HAVE WE
  • LEARNED AND WHERE CAN WE GO NEXT? 183
  • REFERENCES 190
  • GLOSSARY OF TERMS 196
  • APPENDIX 1. METHODS OF DISPLAYING ITEM DIFFICULTY 201
  • APPENDIX 2. DISPLAY OF ITEM DIFFICULTIES USING
  • THURSTONE THRESHOLDS 207
  • APPENDIX 3. GROSS MOTOR ABILITY ESTIMATOR-2 (GMAE-2)
  • SCORING PROGRAM TUTORIAL FOR THE GMFM-66 210
  • APPENDIX 4. CASE SCENARIOS OF TWO CHILDREN WHO MISFIT
  • THE GMFM-66 ITEM DIFFICULTY MODEL 231
  • APPENDIX 5. GMFM-66 ITEM SET SCORE SHEET 237
  • APPENDIX 6. GMFM-66 BASAL & CEILING SCORE SHEET 244
  • APPENDIX 7. GROSS MOTOR FUNCTION CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM-EXPANDED & REVISED (GMFCS-E&R) 247
  • APPENDIX 8. GMFM-88 AND GMFM-66 SCORE SHEET 251
  • APPENDIX 9. GMFM-66 AND GMFM-88 CROSS-SECTIONAL
  • AND CHANGE SCORES 257
  • APPENDIX 10. STANDARD ERROR OF MEASUREMENT 262
  • APPENDIX 11. CASE SCENARIO OF TREVOR 263
  • APPENDIX 12. ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF THE USE OF THE MOTOR
  • MEASURES WITH CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
  • IN PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE 270
  • Doreen J Bartlett and Laura K Brunton
  • APPENDIX 13. ONTARIO MOTOR GROWTH CURVES 280
  • INDEX 287

Gross Motor Function Classification System - Expanded & Revised

Video shared with permission from CanChild. For further information, please visit their website.

'The second edition of the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-66 & GMFM-88): User’s Manual is a wonderful resource for physical therapists and other health professional who work with children with cerebral palsy as well as for clinicians who are interested in assessing current gross motor function and monitoring change over time in both clinical and research settings.' Jennifer L McKinney, Journal of Child Neurology, 2014

'Physical therapists and researchers who use the GMFM will find the User’s Manual a valuable resource to administer and interpret the GMFM appropriately in clinical practice and research. The new case illustrations are particularly useful in selecting the most appropriate approach.' Barbara Sargent, Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2014

'... the second edition of the GMFM manual is welcome and should be read and regularly used by physical and occupational therapists, and other clinicians working with children, adolescents, and adults with CP.' Ulla Michaelis, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2015