- About Measures
- Motor Growth Curves
- GMPM/Quality FM
Quality FM (GMPM)
The Quality FM is an observational instrument to be used in the evaluation of the quality of movement in children with cerebral palsy. It is a new version of the GMPM that is specifically designed for use with children ages 4 and up who are in GMFCS Levels I, II and III, and focuses on quality of movement related to ambulatory skills. The Quality FM is rated from a video of the child's performance of the Stand and Walk/Run/Jump items of the GMFM. As with the GMPM, the Quality FM's primary purpose is to evaluate change over time in specific qualitative features, or attributes, of gross motor behaviour.
The Quality FM research group (lead by Dr. Peter Rosenbaum and Dr. Virginia Wright) is completing the initial validation work and the Quality FM is currently available for use in clinical research, with plans underway for roll-out to clinical use in 2010.
For more information about the Quality FM and training on use of the measure, send an email to Virginia Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Peter Rosenbaum at email@example.com. Include the name Quality FM in your message.