Study: Development of a Quantitative Functional Status Scale (FSS) for Pediatric Patients

Study Type: Observational
Study Period: July 28, 2006- March 1, 2007
Enrollment: 836
Consent:Variable by Clinical Center


The purpose of the FSS (Functional Status Score) study was to create a functional status outcome measure for large outcome studies that is well defined, quantitative, rapid, reliable, minimally dependent on subjective assessments, and applicable to hospitalized pediatric patients across a wide range of ages and inpatient environments. This study was designed with the intention that, if successful, FSS would be used throughout the world of pediatric medicine as an assessment tool.

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