The Functional Status Scale (FSS)
The FSS was developed by a multidisciplinary consensus process to measure the improvement or decline in a patient’s score from a baseline admission to discharge or other time point. Domains of functioning included mental status, sensory, communication, motor, feeding, and respiratory categorized from normal (1) to very severe dysfunction (5). The FSS outcome measure works for large outcome studies and is well defined, quantitative, sufficiently rapid, reliable, minimally dependent on subjective assessments, and applicable to hospitalized pediatric patients across a wide spectrum of ages and inpatient environments.
Functional Status Score Instructional Video