Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) - Level scale

General Details:

Name:
Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) - Level scale
Steward:
NINDS
Definition:
The scale level as reference to the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS).
Registration Status:
Qualified

Permissible Values:

Value Type:
Value List
Unit of Measure:
Ids:
Value Code Name Code Code System Code Description
Level I Level I Children walk at home, school, outdoors and in the community. They can climb stairs without the use of a railing. Children perform gross motor skills such as running and jumping, but speed, balance and coordination are limited.
Level II Level II Children walk in most settings and climb stairs holding onto a railing. They may experience difficulty walking long distances and balancing on uneven terrain, inclines, in crowded areas or confined spaces. Children may walk with physical assistance, a hand held mobility device or used wheeled mobility over long distances. Children have only minimal ability to perform gross motor skills such as running and jumping.
Level III Level III Children walk using a hand-held mobility device in most indoor settings. They may climb stairs holding onto a railing with supervision or assistance. Children use wheeled mobility when traveling long distances and may self-propel for shorter distances.
Level IV Level IV Children use methods of mobility that require physical assistance or powered mobility in most settings. They may walk for short distances at home with physical assistance or use powered mobility or a body support walker when positioned. At school, outdoors and in the community children are transported in a manual wheelchair or use powered mobility.
Level V Level V Children are transported in a manual wheelchair in all settings. Children are limited in their ability to maintain antigravity head and trunk postures and control leg and arm movements.

Designations:

Designation:
Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) - Level scale
Tags:
Designation:
GMFCS Level
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Question Text

Designations:

Definition:
The scale level as reference to the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS).
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Identifiers:

Source:
NLM
Id:
mJb4GemcRcX
Version:
1
Source:
NINDS
Id:
C22899
Version:
1
Source:
BRICS Variable Name
Id:
GMFCSLevelScl
Version: