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What it measures:

Activities of daily living, coordination, eating, functional mobility, and incontinence in people with spinal cord injury

Target Population:

People with spinal cord injury (SCI)

SCIM has 19 items in 3 domains: self-care; respiration, and sphincter management and functional mobility.

Professional Association Recommendations:


  • Recommended for people with acute, subacute, and chronic SCI.
  • Recommended for people with complete and incomplete SCI.

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