originally developed to measure mobility for patients with acquired brain injury.
evaluates patients’ bed mobility, postural transfers, and walking ability.
covers a range of activities, from turning over in bed to running.
The RMI is simple and quick to complete making it easy to perform in the home, institutional or office settings. There is minimal patient or clinician burden.
The 14 interview questions should be fairly quick and easy to administer but the direct observation item requiring the patient to stand without aid may not be appropriate to individuals with an SCI. Additionally, since the RMI was originally developed to measure mobility for patients with acquired brain injury, self-report items in the measure may not be applicable to individuals with an SCI.