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Introduction to the High Level Mobility Assessment Tool

Introduction to the High Level Mobility Assessment Tool

'Restricted participation has been well documented following TBI. Existing scales used in neurological rehabilitation are unable to quantify mobility to the level required for participation in physically demanding employment roles, leisure activities, social roles and sporting activities. The HiMAT was developed to quantify high-level mobility outcomes following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The HiMAT items were generated from existing adult and paediatric neurological mobility scales and the opinions of expert clinicians (Williams et al., 2005a), before being tested on a cohort of people with TBI. The final HiMAT items are unidimensional and can be used to quantify high-level mobility on people with severe cognitive impairment. The HiMAT is suitable for any TBI clients who have goals which... Show More

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