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Research Collaboration

There is an active research agenda underway involving the FIST. The following projects are currently in progress.  If your facility would like more information on potential research collaborations, please get in touch with the contact person listed below.

  • Inter- and Intra- Rater Reliability of the FIST
    • THIS STUDY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATION.
    • This study aims to describe the test-retest reliability and rater reliability of the FIST. Six videos of the FIST will be scored at two time periods approximately two-three weeks apart by physical therapists. All participants receive FIST training prior to scoring sessions.
  • Validation of the FIST in Adult Rehabilitation Populations
    • THIS STUDY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATION.
    • This multi-center study aims to validate the FIST in most acute rehab diagnoses, determine responsiveness of the FIST after acute rehabilitation, and determine the minimal clinically important difference of the FIST score between rehab admission and discharge. Data collected includes patient demographics, FIST scores, FIM scores, Berg Balance Scale scores, and Global Rating of Change scores about improvement of balance/function.

If you or your facility would like to collaborate on another project using the FIST, please contact us to discuss future opportunities and collaborations.