Accuracy of prediction of walking for young stroke patients by use of the FIM
Clinical prediction of walking outcome after a stroke is essential for effective discharge planning. However, its accuracy has hardly been explored. This study took place in a regional unit admitting patients with complex neurological disabilities for specialist inpatient rehabilitation. The aim was to compare predicted outcome (goal score) with achieved outcome (discharge score) on the seven-point locomotion subscale of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), to evaluate its precision and identify factors influencing accuracy.