FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEASURE (FIM) By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a measure used in the rehabilitation of routine motor, cognitive and self-care skills to provide a person a measure of functional status. Deals with daily living skills. FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEASURE (FIM): "The functional independence measure determines which rehabilitation is best." Related Psychology Terms FUNCTIONAL STATUS BARTHEL INDEX VISION REHABILITATION CUSTODIAL CARE FUNCTIONAL AGE EXPLICIT ATTITUDE MEASURE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PSYCHOMOTOR TEST DEMENTIA RATING SCALE DIRECT ATTITUDE MEASURE Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEASURE (FIM)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-independence-measure-fim/ (accessed October 21, 2018).