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_NINDS CDE


Field Value
CDE ID C22899
CDE Name Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) – Level scale
Variable Name GMFCSLevelScl
Definition

The scale level as reference to the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS).

Description

Children walk at home, school, outdoors and in the community. They can climb stairs without the use of a railing. Children perform gross motor skills such as running and jumping, but speed, balance and coordination are limited.;Children walk in most settings and climb stairs holding onto a railing. They may experience difficulty walking long distances and balancing on uneven terrain, inclines, in crowded areas or confined spaces. Children may walk with physical assistance, a hand held mobility device or used wheeled mobility over long distances. Children have only minimal ability to perform gross motor skills such as running and jumping.;Children walk using a hand-held mobility device in most indoor settings. They may climb stairs holding onto a railing with supervision or assistance. Children use wheeled mobility when traveling long distances and may self-propel for shorter distances.;Children use methods of mobility that require physical assistance or powered mobility in most settings. They may walk for short distances at home with physical assistance or use powered mobility or a body support walker when positioned. At school, outdoors and in the community children are transported in a manual wheelchair or use powered mobility.;Children are transported in a manual wheelchair in all settings. Children are limited in their ability to maintain antigravity head and trunk postures and control leg and arm movements.;

Instructions

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Input Restrictions Single Pre-Defined Value Selected
Permissible Values

Level I;Level II;Level III;Level IV;Level V;

Question Text GMFCS Level
Data Type Alphanumeric
Population Adult, Pediatric
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Domain Treatment/Intervention Data
SubDomain Therapies
CRF Module Occupational Therapy Treatment Session: Cerebral Palsy
Alias Aliases for variable name not defined
Classification Supplemental
Copyright/Trademark
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Version Date 2016-12-07T13:11:56
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